Question : I AM driving a two-year-old Myvi.
1. You mentioned about the steering
According to Perodua, the steering
rack cannot be adjusted.
In this case, after turning to the right
and letting go the steering, it will not
return to the centre and the car will
continue to go to the right-hand side.
Is this normal ? What can be the
2. Lately, I found two types of minimal vibration :
a) While idle, when the air-cond was
engaged, there was vibration on the
b) When traveling between 80km/h
and 105km/h, the steering vibrated.
Wheel balancing has been done.
Is it due to engine mounting ? is it
normal wear and tear as it happened
Normally when the wheels are in a
straight-ahead position with a ball and
sector or re-circulating ball steering, there
will be very little free play.
However, the free play increases as the
angle of the wheels increases due to the
design of the steering box.
With rack and pinion steering systems, the free play is quite constant
and as mentioned previously, if there is excessive play then there is need
to take it up by adjustment (if that is possible by the design of
the assembly) or at worst, replacement of
the whole assembly.