Quoted from YT:
"Hey 100k lang sya. Pabili na lang and padala mo dito.(hehehe joke lang)
Dito it is sold at around 160k to 199k. Norkis sell there front engine multi-van's at 220k. ANG MAHAL!
Buti ka pa power steering. Pa-picture naman ang power steering sa van mo. Makapagpalagay din."
KEI Van/Pick-up enthusiasts
Good day to all!
In reply sa request mo YT, I myself doubted it at first kung totoong
PS talaga 'coz I didn't see any oil container where you put the steering
oil commonly seen in L300 vans. Usually a hyd.pump is installed for this
job, but I didn't see any. When I checked under chassis, normal lang
siya na rack & pinion assembly (attached photo).
So I searched the net & found out that some modern cars like Honda
Jazz, Acura NSX, FIAT & Lancia cars (mostly small & lightweight cars)
utilize a "motor" for this feature. Hindi ko nga lang ma locate ang
motor hanggang ngayon. But I checked the fuse box where all the
fuses are kept (under the steer.wheel), there is one slot there labeled
as "PS" (30Amps.). I tried taking the fuse out & started the engine.
My steering wheel is harder to manipulate. After installing back the
fuse, it became easier to control as before.
Kindly refer to attached pdf file for more information & illustration
about the elec. power steering.
Actually, the Casa owner told me that they can install additional PS
for P5T. I also heard that you can buy this assembly at P1.5T
I will share some of my notes (basic principles) for those interested in
- is a system for reducing the steering effort on cars by using
an external power source to assist in turning the wheels.
Power steering was invented in the 1920s by Francis W. Davis and
George Jessup in Waltham, Massachusetts. Chrysler Corporation
introduced the first commercially available power steering system on
the 1951 Chrysler. Imperial under the name Hydraguide.
1. Hydraulic systems
2. Electric systems
4. Electro-hydraulic systems
1. Hydraulic systems
Most power steering systems work by using a belt driven pump to provide hydraulic pressure to the system. This hydraulic pressure is
generated by a rotary-vane pump which is driven by the vehicle's engine. As the speed of the engine increases, the pressure in the hydraulic fluid also increases, hence a relief valve is incorporated into the system to allow excess pressure to be bled away. While the power steering is not being used, i.e. driving in a straight line, twin hydraulic lines provide equal pressure to both sides of the steering wheel gear.
When torque is applied to the steering wheel, the hydraulic lines provide unequal pressures and hence assist in turning the wheels in the intended direction.
2. Electric systems
Electric Power Steering, such as those found on the Acura NSX, the Saturn VUE V6, and on most FIAT and Lancia cars, uses electric components.
Sensors detect the motion and torque of the steering column and a computer module applies assistive power via an electric motor. This allows varying amounts of assistance to be applied depending on
driving conditions. Most notably on FIAT group cars the amount of assistance can be regulated using a button named "CITY" that switch between two different assist curves (boost curve), while on Volkswagen/Audi group cars, the amount of assistance is automatically regulated depending on vehicle speed.
In the event of component failure, a mechanical linkage such as a rack and pinion
serves as a back-up in a manner similar to that of hydraulic systems. The software in the computer module enables the flexibility of "tuning" the characteristics of the electric power steering system to suit the preference of the vehicle designers.
The "feel" is often set a bit on the light side so a criticism commonly expressed is a lack of steering "feel".
Electric power steering is limited to smaller vehicles. This is because the 12 volt electrical system is limited to 80 amps of current which, in turn, limits the size of the motor to less than 1 kilowatt. (12.5 volts times 80 amps equals 1000 watts)
Vehicles such as trucks and SUVs require a larger power output. A new 42 volt electrical system standard may enable use of electric power steering on larger vehicles.
Electric systems have a significant advantage in fuel efficiency because there is no hydraulic pump constantly running, whether assistance is required or not, and this is the main reason for their introduction.
That's all for now.
have a good day!!!