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post #22 of (permalink) Old 26th October 2009
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[QUOTE=mord;561079]dont forget that when having the tracking and alignment done the engine MUST be running as all cars have POWER STEERING which will not set correctly if the engine is off.

sounds stupid , but its to do with the way PAS works, any garage that wont do it with the engine running is asking for more hassle with repeat visits to correct.QUOTE]

An interesting point - can you elaborate.

Surely the energy from the power steering isn't in use until the steering rack is moved by the steering column. As far as I am aware the steering on cars is purely mechanical and the power steering system is only there to assist when required. Better still on some cars the power steering cuts out completely when the car is going over a certain speed.
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