Live in Canada, and recently bought a 2001 Accent. Excellent car,
except I didn't think that not having power steering would be such a
problem. I have a soft tissue injury in my left wrist which is
aggrivated every time I need to park or turn right on a red. As it
turns out the base GS Accent Models in 2001 did not come with power
steering and the cheapie guy I bought it from paid for many other
upgrades but not this one.
Anyway, is this something that can be installed after the fact if I
bring it into a dealership? Would it be expensive? Or am I pretty much
You'll need to replace the steering rack and install the pump, all lines,
the reservoir, brackets, and a pulley. All in all, it probably takes
enough time and effort that it's better to get another car.
Umm, those of us old enough to learn to drive before power steering
became generic learned to only turn the steering wheel when the wheels
were turning. Muuuch easier then. If you learn to do it then you
will save tire wear and wonder why folks need PS. (Most don't but the
dealer does needthe $$).
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