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Old 02-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #231
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My Ti was built in 5/2011 and the steering feel is perfect.

One has to wonder if the issue is the replacement steering racks or could it be that the EPAS is very sensitive to alignment (especially toe).
I think it's the latter. But then again, I'm a mechanical engineer - of course I'd blame it on the electronic components.
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I think it's the latter. But then again, I'm a mechanical engineer - of course I'd blame it on the electronic components.
I have a feeling it was not torqued correctly.

I doubt the grease monkies who installed my new rack paid attention to the Ford memo specifying how important the torque ratings are.

They probably just used an air wrench to put the bolts in. BZZZZZZZT TIGHT ENOUGH! JOB DONE.

ugh.
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I have a feeling it was not torqued correctly.

I doubt the grease monkies who installed my new rack paid attention to the Ford memo specifying how important the torque ratings are.

They probably just used an air wrench to put the bolts in. BZZZZZZZT TIGHT ENOUGH! JOB DONE.

ugh.
Tell me about it. My friend made fun of me for using a torque wrench on my lug nuts. Then he proceeded to torque his with his "highly calibrated" +400ft-lb impact wrench. *shudders*

Then he complains when they're hard to take off...
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Tell me about it. My friend made fun of me for using a torque wrench on my lug nuts. Then he proceeded to torque his with his "highly calibrated" +400ft-lb impact wrench. *shudders*

Then he complains when they're hard to take off...
You should get your alignment checked...Like I said in my thread, getting a CORRECT alignment (supposedly) did help significantly. The way you described your problem was exactly how my car drove after the new rack, but before the latest alignment. Literally had to keep correcting every 5 or so seconds. The "correct" alignment it has now I only have to correct every 20 or 30 seconds...much improved but still not normal.
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