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Sir, I am having Maruti Zen Lxi 2000 model. I wanted to convert the manual steering into Power steering. I require your advice whether this will work out properly. If it is ok then mechanical power sterring better or electronic. Pl advice. Habeb
By Habeb 05 May 2009
Expert`s comment:

For Zen fitting Power steering is possible and it will work out to be good .Fitting of electronic power steering is not possible as different sensors to be used which again needs ECU.

Considering the year of make of car,resale value, considerbly easier steering of Zen.The investment for power steering seems to be not so cost effective.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 05 May 2009

Yeah! I also dont suggest you to convert your zen into power steering. Its advisable to change your car instead and buy the one which has power steering. Zen doesnt require power steering as manual steering is enough to rotate fast. It is advisable only in big cars as steering doesnt rotate due to heavy car weight. I used to turn steering with one hand and it was so smooth as if i was using power steering. Your zen is too old. Also not advisable to invest for all these things.

Answer by Jayesh 05 May 2009

It is not a worthwhile investment taking into account the year of the car. If the car is doing good you might as well continue with the mech one. If the steering and wheels are well serviced and maintained it shud be a pleasure driving with the mech steering

Answer by Vishal 05 May 2009

Lxi- means it is already electronic steering.
Lx - means hydraulic steering.
Electronic power steering is better because when you are
driving in a speed of 70 KMS and above, the velosity will be less. Since your Zen is a light weight car, there will be good grip in the road and will get smooth turning.

Answer by Jins 05 May 2009

The modification takes less than half-a-day. Have it done from a dealer's Authorized Service centre. No changes in Electrical/ECU required. The Rack & Pinion system is replaced completely, which comes as a single unit, plus the motor assist unit, which plugs-in to the wiring harness. If the money involved is OK with you, go for it. Its a simple operation - Bolt-Off / Bolt-On & Plug On. Happy Steering!

Answer by Sushim 05 May 2009

I have a Zen LX 2004 Dec. model, What is the cost of conversion to power steering/windows?
I am likely to go abroad for $ months. Nobody will be here. What precautions should I take before going?

Answer by Sharma 05 May 2009

The option is totatlly yours,in a city like mumbai,having a power steering in a zen is of no great importance.but still if you want to,then there should'nt be any hassels but only get it done from a good source.

Answer by Danish Khan 05 May 2009


Practically it doesnt make sense to get a power steering done for a car which is already 9 years old.
Secondly there wudnt be much of a difference after installing it. Its already a small car.
Continue driving the way you do, if you need a powered steering then buy another car.

Answer by Shadab 05 May 2009

Hi, Mr habeb this totaly possible and successful. Its cost is very high. The electronic power steering cost is 58,786. I think for zen the electronic power steering is not required. But as your wish. Your zen condition is good and you like zen then you will invest this option.

Answer by Anil Kumar Panda 05 May 2009

Sir I want to purchase a recell zen lxi or other which is better &what cost should I pay for it plz reply

Answer by Rushi 11 November 2012

Sir, I am having Maruti Zen Lx 2000 model. I wanted to convert the manual steering into Power steering. I require your advice how many total cost invest in above work pl. tell me

Answer by Amit Kopardekar 01 January 2013

Zen Power Steering Can be done at a Cost approx 10000/10 K INR in Pune and 7000 K in Mumbai Curla locations. If done properly no issues. I have done it for Zen LX 2002 Model

Answer by Viki 01 January 2015

Mumbai Kurla East for INR 10000 for Zen LX Euro 1 2002 Model.

Answer by Vikrant 11 November 2015

10000 INR in Kurla East mumbai for Zen 2002 LX model

Answer by Vikrant 11 November 2015

SirAm having Maruti Wagner lx 2003 Model I wanted to convert the manual steering into Power steering. I require your advice how many total cost invest in above work pl. tell me

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