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Old 06-07-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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Cobalt electric power steering

I saw on Wikipedia earlier today that the Chevrolet Cobalt has an electric power steering system instead of conventional hydraulic system.

Does this mean that if you EOC you can still retain power steering since the battery is on?

Can anyone that has one verify that since Wikipedia isn't always known to be 100% accurate?
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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I saw on Wikipedia earlier today that the Chevrolet Cobalt has an electric power steering system instead of conventional hydraulic system.

Does this mean that if you EOC you can still retain power steering since the battery is on?

Can anyone that has one verify that since Wikipedia isn't always known to be 100% accurate?
Not sure about the Colbalt, but my car (02 Civic Si) DOES have power steering when I EOC. it takes like 20 seconds for it to come back on after I shut off, then back on, but yes POWER...
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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from the ones i've been in, if you get in and turn the key to run, no assist. which surprised me. might be different when its shut off or killed somehow
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My Honda Torneo SiR has an adjustable "EPS", Electronic Power steering and when I EOC it doesn't assist me at all. But since it is a 2900lbs car it is manageable. I only use this technique when my wife and almost 4 month old baby aren't in the car though.

It might be like slurp812 and take 20secs or something but I am not sure.

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Lots of small cars have electric power steering now. My 2008 VW does. The only time it doesn't work is if I'm stopped with the engine off. If I'm rolling with the engine off, it works exactly as if the engine was on.
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