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From everying thing I have seen, on the MX6 when is the engine is turned off then the rear steering should return to the straight position (and move back when turned on again).

Currently mine is staying in the direction that the wheels were turned when the car is switched off.

Any guess as to what is causing this and/or has one else had this happen before?
 

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sleekmx6 told me a way to fix that...try resetting the 4WS computer...

plug out the negative terminal and leave it out for 30min...then put it back abd put the car ON so all the dash lights are on(dont start it)..leave it on that until the fuel pump stops pumping...

i dont know if it works...but it cant hurt ;)
 

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Yep - I've noticed the same thing with mine.

Wondering whether a change of steering fluid would help (not sure the last time this was done. Anyone know the right weight fluid for the 2nd gen?

May also be the surface the car is on too - my driveway is quite rough, so the wheels would have to work pretty hard to return to straight.

Cheers,

Jasonius
 

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Trip, they have to return to the straight position for towing, etc.

And the 1st does straighten up when you shut the engine off.

Is your 4ws working Trip ?
 

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Trip, they have to return to the straight position for towing, etc.

And the 1st does straighten up when you shut the engine off.

Is your 4ws working Trip ?
Wow, that is cool... it does return to straight. I think the thing is with mine is that it takes a little while and it seems to be struggling, probably because the car isn't moving and have brand new 205's on it with probably not enough air :)

Hey Craig, I lengthed my short shifter out to almost stock length... very disappointing. The noise is almost completely gone, but there is still something there banging around. Very wierd.

Tripharn
 

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gee I thought from memory the 1st gens return ot straight when turned off and 2nd gens stay turned. I know soem of the hondas do that. I thought 2nd gens stayed turned unlike 1st gens.
 

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as long as its not straightening when ur driving and wanting to turn ..is it really that much of a problem???

could even be a good thing...idiots walking past ur car who never heard of 4WS may say "WOW look at that car..the rear wheels turn also...it must be worth millions"

just a thought ;)
 

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Second gen definitely “should” return to straight when switched off.
But as was said if the load on the steering mechanism is 2 much it may not completely ..
 

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Mr.6 your right about the laoding.
I had about 200Kg in the boot or more and the rear wheels stayed the same. didn't move a bit.
 

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Fixed

I pulled the terminal on the battery and left it off all night.

Everythings sweet. Much more stable and the handlings predictable again so I don't know what it was doing but glad it's gone. :)

Thanks guys, love your work :tup:
 

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Obviously none of you guys have the original owners book.
mine's at home, but it says they stay turned for a certain amount of time ( I'll check how long when I get home) and then straighten. I know me wheels do at least.
 

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I have 2 original owners books
Just that one is in my car and the other is for the 1022 series more so then my 1021.
 
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