2004 Saturn L300 wagon

Discussion in 'Saturn L-series' started by Art, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Art

    Art Guest

    Is the power steering adjustable at all on this model. I've checked the
    tire pressure and may replace the junk Firestone tires but I was wondering
    if it might be possible to increase low speed assist. Car handles like a
    truck at low and moderate speeds.
    Art, Oct 6, 2004
  2. Art

    Oppie Guest

    Steering assist is not adjustable afik.
    My 2002 lw300 has stiff steering too but I never thought it objectionable.
    Yes, it is stiffer than some other vehicles and far better than no power
    assist at all.
    I recommend that you ask at your Saturn service, there might be a TSB or
    something that they can tweak. Please write back if you find something.
    Oppie, Oct 8, 2004
  3. Art

    Art Guest

    Will do. Also considering replacing the original FIrestones, in the front
    at least to see if that helps.
    Art, Oct 8, 2004
  4. Art

    Art Guest

    I increased tire pressure to 36 psi. Car label says to use 30 but
    Firestones can handle 44. Made a significant improvement in fact the ride
    is better too. This car has 16 inch chrome alloy wheels. Have not been on
    the highway with it yet.
    Art, Oct 10, 2004
  5. Art

    Blah blah Guest

    From what I was taught, you shouldnt run a tire less than 80% of its
    max "cold" pressure rating. 35 would be 80% of 44. You could probably go
    on up to 40psi. I've always ran my tires (44psi's) at their max pressure
    ratings with no problems. You can get a little better gas mileage that

    Blah blah, Oct 10, 2004
  6. I assume you have checked the power steering reservoir? Early L-series
    vehicles had some TSB's for leaky power steering at the steering rack. But
    something isn't right - mine steers fine.

    Dana C. Rohleder
    Port Kent, NY
    Dana Rohleder, Oct 10, 2004
  7. Art

    Art Guest

    Thanks for the tip. Looked under the hood yesterday. Also no leaks on
    garage floor.
    Art, Oct 10, 2004
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