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Hi guys i dont know why i left this so late to ask, but basically arnolds changed my clutch and flywheel and honda replaced some bushes but since this was done the steering is not right.

its lighter to turn left and feels notchy when turning and also when in 3RD gear going right and accelerating the triangle flashes and i loose power.

They have had the car over a month now and im getting rather annoyed.

they have now also changed the power steering pump and steering rack but still no joy..

any ideas?
 

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when in 3RD gear going right and accelerating the triangle flashes and i loose power
Thats the VSA doing its job ;)
notchiness might be track rod ends.
Vague steering can be geometry, tyres or tyre pressures as well as bushes/mounting points
 

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trust me mate their is deffo somethin wrong!

why would the VSA come on when nothing is going wrong? 25mph in 3rd going right kills all power etc..

the track rod ends wouldnt cause this notchy feeling its really strange! and didnt happen untill the clutch and dmf where changed...

surely honda would know to check things like tyres etc?
 

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trust me mate their is deffo somethin wrong!

why would the VSA come on when nothing is going wrong? 25mph in 3rd going right kills all power etc..

the track rod ends wouldnt cause this notchy feeling its really strange! and didnt happen untill the clutch and dmf where changed...

surely honda would know to check things like tyres etc?
Depending how bad the geometry is if you accelerate in a bend the VSA will kick in.
The triangle flashes for VSA, EBD and ABS as well as traction control
But there may be a problem with the ABS wheel speed sensor that plugs into the hub.
You might want to unbolt, clean it and replace.
Take the wheel and brake disk off if you want to see whats going on with the sensor gear...might be covered in crud.

Tyres, pressures and their condition is your repsonsibility and not hondas.
Unless its service time ;)

You say the steering is notchy... which is unrelated to DMF/Clutch.
Notchy steering is normally rack, or seized track rod end.
CV joints/driveshafts can give a going over bump feel when turning.
Take it to a car park...put it on full lock in both directions and slowly accelerate.
If you hear or feel a rythmically clanging/banging and possibly lurching with wheel rotation then the CV joints are shot.
 

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the notchy feeling is when its being turned, e.g. while driving and turning it will go light, hard light hard, or feels normal then suddenly light.

honda have the car and as far as i kow they are checking everything..

why 3rd gear? it doesnt do it in 1st or 2nd... so that rules out the abs sensor?

oh i dunno!!!
 

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the notchy feeling is when its being turned, e.g. while driving and turning it will go light, hard light hard, or feels normal then suddenly light.

honda have the car and as far as i kow they are checking everything..

why 3rd gear? it doesnt do it in 1st or 2nd... so that rules out the abs sensor?

oh i dunno!!!
Because you are travelling faster than in 1st & 2nd ?
I'll shut up now... just offering ideas like you asked ;)
 

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Well I've now been informed that Honda UK are involved because the Honda garage can't find the fault.
They tried a new ecu etc and still no better so god knows!
 

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Well just so you guys know Honda replaced a "steering collum"? dont know what part this is but its apparently fixed it!
 

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Well just so you guys know Honda replaced a "steering collum"? dont know what part this is but its apparently fixed it!
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How the hell you bend a steering column :lol:
Front end smash or something I can understand.

Its a metal rod that connects steering wheel to rack.
Glad you are sorted anyway :D
 

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no idea mate!

so in total they have replaced my bonnet, clutch, flywheel, trut tops, power steering pump, steering rack, drop link and steering collum..
picking it up shortly, fingers crossed.
 

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Fingers crossed indeed :worms: :popcorn:
 

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Honda offered to replace my steering column on my EP2 before I got a local garage to replace a track rod-end which solved the problem :rolleyes:
 

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We did a yaw sensor on a car today because it was thinking it was moving when it wasnt this will make the VSA cut in when it shouldnt
 
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