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Thread: Lubricant for steering? (Potential solutions for Mirage's lack of self-centering)

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    UPDATE:

    As we have learned, the bulk of the problem is caused by the excessive torque needed for turning the actual steering gear. The torque that Mitsubishi lists in the FSM, is very much higher than in similar cars. Way too high for my liking. The torque can be reduced by adjustment, see further up in this thread, but thats strictly for experts only.

    Now, there is one more thing that can easily be done by the less experienced:

    You could, as I did, fully remove the OEM lithium grease from the rack by wiping it off with a clean cloth, this needs to be done on both sides. Then liberally apply molybendum grease (black grease) to all of the the rack and the round tie-rod joints at the ends of the rack. This alone reduces friction enough to make a really noticable improvement.


    Last edited by foama; 04-28-2017 at 06:36 PM.

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    Good update - thanks for experimenting, foama.


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