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Swapping in Electric steering from Cobalt looks like a NO-GO...

12-16-2011, 10:56 PM
GMtech1 had already noted that it wouldn't be simple to swap in electric steering, even though the body and engine is the same for a Cavalier as for a Cobalt/G5/Pursuit (2005).

But now I've found out that there is a serious problem with the electric steering on these GM vehicles:

GM Recall: Chevrolet Cobalt & Pontiac G5, Pursuit, G4 Power Steering Failure

March 3, 2010


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General Motors has quietly announced a recall of over one million compact cars, as posted in a statement dated March 2nd, 2010 on the GM website. This recall affects the power steering units in the following automobiles:

2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
2007-2010 Pontiac G5
2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada)
2005-2006 Pontiac G4 (Mexico)

The automobiles referencing other countries are the locations where they were sold, not manufactured.

GM Recall (http://www.usrecallnews.com/2010/03/gm-recall-in-us-mexico-canada-chevrolet-cobalt-pontiac-g5-pursuit-g4.html)

These are the very years that GM put in the electric steering.

My idea of gaining 5-6 horsepower by switching to electric power steering looks like its dead in the starting gate.

Unless I can find out exactly what is wrong, and what the fix might be, there seems no point.

Too bad, cause the gain in horsepower and weight looked attractive.

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