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Old 01-22-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Is MagnaSteer really adjustable?

My 98 LeSabre has MagnaSteer. I assume Bonneviles (can) have it, too.

I have read some posts saying that MagnaSteer can be adjusted for a "tighter" steer, and other posts saying that the adjustable thing is a myth. Which is the truth?

If it can be done, how is it done? Can anyone testify that they've had it done?

(Note that my calls to 6 different local GM dealership service departments all ended with them saying "Magna-what?" Then again, when I told them MagnaSteer variable steering was indicated in my RPO codes, they all said "what is an RPO code?")

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i am unsure about the 98, but i know the 2000+ can be adjusted with a Tech 2 scantool at the dealer. somone should chime in shortly to let you know more specifically to a 98
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i have never heard anyone haveing the ability to adjust the magnasteer Via the PCM on the 96-99 cars
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i dont get it.....
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I am pretty sure my '97 FSMs indicate that Magnasteer is adjustable. I will need to go look to see what it says in there.
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I am pretty sure my '97 FSMs indicate that Magnasteer is adjustable. I will need to go look to see what it says in there.
ok the Book (FSM) does say that its adjustable on the 97 at least......
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I am pretty sure my '97 FSMs indicate that Magnasteer is adjustable. I will need to go look to see what it says in there.
ok the Book (FSM) does say that its adjustable on the 97 at least......
I thought so. Just need a Tech 2 tool to do it, IIRC.
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I am pretty sure my '97 FSMs indicate that Magnasteer is adjustable. I will need to go look to see what it says in there.
ok the Book (FSM) does say that its adjustable on the 97 at least......
I thought so. Just need a Tech 2 tool to do it, IIRC.
yuppers....
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This is some information from servicing information for my 2000 SSEi

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The scan tool can be used to adjust the amount of steering assist if the customer requests.

The steering assist has 3 settings:

* Factory calibration
* More firm
* Less firm
I couldn't find any corresponding information for my daughters '98 Buick Regal GS. The descriptions were slightly different also, with the '98 describing a magnetic rotary coil, while the 2000 speaks of a rotary magnetic solenoid.
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ok the Book (FSM) does say that its adjustable on the 97 at least......
He asks me on the phone and posts my confirmation as "book".. you spelled it wrong buddy..it'* Boost..not book.

Yes, Magnasteer at least from 97 and up is adjustable with a Tech 2
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