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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:51 pm 
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hi there i have a 2001 swift 1.3 hatchback,
what exactly do i need to put power steering in my car ?
and what steering colume will fit my car, (car has very bad driving position, and bad seats, hurts a lot i have to drive it so much eveeryday

what parts i should get from the parts store or junk yard to get power steering?

and where is the beeper located? (too loud , i wanna duct tape it)
the beeper that beeps when you have your keys on there and the door open .


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:56 pm 
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not exactly sure on the mk5, on the mk3 the beeper is near the ashtray.

as for power steering... its hard to come by, the rare one did have it. needle in a haystack.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:59 pm 
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there are a few recent threads here about installing power steering, go find them. second, the beeper is bolted close to the bracket that holds the brake pedal, behind the instrument panel. if it is unplugged the headlight indicator light will not work, but everything else works fine.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:34 pm 
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You'll need to find a donar car for the power steering setup. I see them all the time around here at junk yards. Mostly in sedan Geo metros. It doesn't matter if it was in a sedan or hatch.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:10 pm 
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LittleMSG wrote:
You'll need to find a donar car for the power steering setup. I see them all the time around here at junk yards. Mostly in sedan Geo metros. It doesn't matter if it was in a sedan or hatch.

i guess the states got mk4/5 with ps. in canada its hard to come by

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:19 pm 
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I can't recall ever seeing it, and I certainly don't understand why anybody would want it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:41 pm 
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it exists. only ever have seen it on mk5's but its around.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:13 am 
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suprf1y wrote:
I can't recall ever seeing it, and I certainly don't understand why anybody would want it.


Are you serious ? Powersteering is so nice to have ! I love it. =)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:32 am 
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By 2000 Chevy Metro sales brochure power steering was shown as only on LSi Sedan & 'In Preferred Equipment Group'. Thought it had been an option on 4 cylinder Metro, but never on 3 Bangers? Guess it should fit hatchback, but suspect so few wanted it, making demand so low, they weren't built/sold w/ps.

LittleMSG wrote:
You'll need to find a donar car for the power steering setup. I see them all the time around here at junk yards. Mostly in sedan Geo metros. It doesn't matter if it was in a sedan or hatch.


Have probably looked at over 50 Metros at junk yards in FL & several more in New England, about half were (4 door) sedans, but haven't seen "the power steering set up" yet. I'm over 6' over 200 lb & over 60, but find stock Metro seats to be surprisingly comfortable. Have no interest in the added weight & complexity of power steering, but have wondered if steering effort can be reduced by lubing steering rack and/or lubing the thrust bearings at top of strut/spring assemblies?

Do know that tire pressure affects steering effort parking & keep my tire pressure up for MPG. However, once rolling along steering effort seems virtually nil to me.

Not sure adding power steering is best way to deal with "very bad driving position, and bad seats" though. That is, unless you're making city deliveries, requiring constantly parking in tight spots & have physical limitations. Many TEAMSWIFT members have installed much better seats. Confident a short list of alternative seats that are both easy to find & easy to install can be quickly drawn up by making an inquiry on TEAMSWIFT forum.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:41 am 
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Yeah, all the ones I see it on were 4cyl. I owned 2 with it also. You could save your car way easier if you pushed it past its limit with power steering. No man handling at all. I just like more hp free so all mine don't have it anymore.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:39 pm 
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That is, unless you're making city deliveries, requiring constantly parking in tight spots & have physical limitations

THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT,,,, always tight spot parking,,,, parallel parking,,, sometimes even with heavy load,,,,

Fuck the swift, this is really a piece of fucking shit.....
leave me back pain and stuff.... i hate it,,,


fucking piece of shit,,,,, i took it to junk yard yeaterday,,,
and bought a 09 aveo


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:15 pm 
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perfect_pos wrote:
That is, unless you're making city deliveries, requiring constantly parking in tight spots & have physical limitations

THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT,,,, always tight spot parking,,,, parallel parking,,, sometimes even with heavy load,,,,

Fuck the swift, this is really a piece of fucking shit.....
leave me back pain and stuff.... i hate it,,,


fucking piece of shit,,,,, i took it to junk yard yeaterday,,,
and bought a 09 aveo


waaa did you really have to come on this forum just to bitch and whine ?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:03 pm 
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sorry,
this car is a joke,,,
the money i save from the gas wont even cover the money to see the doctor about my shoulders.

it really hurts me,,,,

even i put towel on seat to let me sit 3 inch higher,,, the steering wheel is still too high,,,
and i look like a clown when i have to make a sharp turn on low speed.,, ,
this is an insult....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:12 pm 
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perfect_esl wrote:
and i look like a clown when i have to make a sharp turn on low speed.,, ,


Just a guess, but it may not have anything to do with the car.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:52 pm 
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this guy's a troll :stfu:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:09 pm 
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perfect_esl wrote:
hi there, i bought a used 2001 swift hatch 4 cycl couple months ago,,, to learn drive standard,,,,
after a couple weeks, i am loving it,,, the mpg,,,, and the sensation like i can floor the thing all the time but not too much speeding,,, (without watching the speedo, i can get the speeding feel),
i will post pics of my new ride next time, i am proud of it,


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Me thinks ,The honeymoon may be over :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:

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