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hi all,

the steering seems far too light on the car at the moment, i have new tyres on,no leaks from the rack.
plenty of power steering fluid.
what can it be?
its a 97 2ltr t/spark

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sorry just seen we are in the 155 lounge, the steering is very light on the widebody 155's i had a 97 2.0 for 5 years from nearly new and loved it, the light steering is something which you will come to love.
 

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its only because i have been driving a different car that i have noticed it more, but it doesnt feel right, its much too light.
i think there is 28psi in the fronts.
 

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possibly mate....but dont despair there are some real clued up people on here and you should get all the answers you need soon enough;)
 

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if the tyres are bran spanking they will be coated in a mould relaese agent which will make the steering lighter untill its completely worn off, but really the light steering is normal.
 
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It could make the car more likely to feel like it was pitching into corners more on the leaky shock side....

When was the wheel alignment tracking last checked?

If its been a while I would take it to a four wheel allignment specialist (Not some monkey discount tyre place) and get it checked properly, its amazing what can be done with supposedly unadjutable camber and caster settings....

Makes a big difference to the car when its set up right....

other than that try a different viscosity power steering fluid, or drain it completly...that should stiffen things up a bit... :)
 

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It shouldn't be a strut or strut bearing causing it. I have noticed on a few 155s that the steering is very light. I wonder if it is the torson bar for controlling the power assistance in the steering rack.

This torsion bar is a component in the rack which controls the valves for the hydraulic rams. The only solution is to change the rack.

BTW, I've seen a couple of non Alfas with absolutely no castering or recentering action as this control rod in the steering rack had broken. There was no feel in the steering and it was like driving on ice.:eek:
 
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