Installing Power Steering on 2001 Base Accent

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by Ninja, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Ninja

    Ninja Guest

    Hey there,

    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
    Ninja, Jan 10, 2006
  2. Ninja

    Jody Guest

    find a wrecked accent and get the pump and stearing rack then have it
    installed.. there might be lil more too it than that though..
    hyun tech would know..
    Jody, Jan 10, 2006
  3. Ninja

    mikee Guest

    Pump up your tires to the max marked on the tire that should help.
    mikee, Jan 10, 2006
  4. Make sure it's not from a car that had any damage up front where say a
    car hit it on the front tire which would have done some damage the the
    steering rack itself.

    eastwardbound2003, Jan 10, 2006
  5. Ninja

    hyundaitech Guest

    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.
    hyundaitech, Jan 10, 2006
  6. Ninja

    nothermark Guest

    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 $$).

    nothermark, Jan 11, 2006
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