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I'm not anti all car tech, not even close. I do like tech and it has its place. I do also have a Prius (2004) after all.

(We tend to buy cars we like and hang onto them forever!)

I mostly don't like the 'hack-ability' and 'track-ability' of the newest cars.

The security is not there yet. One day it may be. Hopefully, it won't have to wait for some nut to do something tragic.

As for track-ability, not sure there's much anyone can do about that. For some reason, that bugs me just a wee bit.
 

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I have a Buick Lucerne with TBW and it is it's weakest point. I would be OK with it if it acted like a mechanical system. It responds depending on how fast you move the throttle as well as where the pedal is in it's travel. I have had this car for 1 1/2 years and it still is awkward. I also drove 2 GM U-Haul rentals and they did the same thing.
At least it is hydraulic steering, variable effort and it is very nice. I have driven couple electric steering cars and I very much dislike that.
On Fords,I have had 3 voltage reg's fail. On the Lin it is 2.5 hours and the DOHC Bull, 2 hours. On my '03 Sable wagon the voltage would range from 12.8 to 15.5V at driving speed. On the Lin, they just quit. One cost me $530 and a night in a motel. At 47K miles.
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Agree about the electric power steering. I do not like the "feel" of it at all. Plus, it is powered by a powerful DC brush motor. By definition, DC brush motors are considered wear items and will fail for sure at some point, plus new electric PS racks often cost $1000+ just for the part. I have heard of electric PS racks failing at 100K to 120K miles.

PS pump in the 88 Tbird Turbo Coupe is still going strong with no seal leaks and no noises at 274K miles. Did have to replace the PS pressure line a year or 2 ago due to a very small leak at the fitting on the pump. (I hate fluid leaks), and also replaced the return line while I was at it. I did have to replace the 30+ year old PS rack a few years ago due to a small leak. Pretty easy job. Brand new (not reman) rack cost me $190, or less than 20% the cost of an electric PS rack.
 

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Brushless Application

A typical EPS steering application uses a bidirectional brushless motor, sensors and electronic controller to provide steering assist. The motor will drive a gear that can be connected to the steering column shaft or the steering rack. Sensors located in the steering column measure two primary driver inputs — torque (steering effort) and steering wheel speed and position.
My issue is EPS is has steps. Steering in steps is not nice in my experience. Then there is "feel". or the lack of it.

I am a fan of brush motors. Pic of my 70 year old lathe with 60 year old DC variable "bursh" motor. Power supply designed by me. It works great.
And just for whatever, pic of old rad fan JY edition. Pic also with brush pack removed. No chance of wearing those brushes out. G-4 Taurus.
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EPS is still in it's infancy. The EPS on our 12 Camry sucks. No feel. Over assisted. But, it's a Camry. I'm sure it's better on newer, higher-end cars.

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My '03 Taurus driven by my daughter but I have had it a few days so she could have the wagon to haul stuff. Seems it does not roll free first thing, like a brake is dragging. I took it on a one mile trip to the store, and after 15 mins. back one mile. Maybe up to 40mph max. Checked brake temp with IR gage and got ~105-110F on 3, but 147F on the left rear drum. I will looking at that tomorrow. Everything in there new year ago. Maybe parking brake cable. Will See.
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My '03 Taurus driven by my daughter but I have had it a few days so she could have the wagon to haul stuff. Seems it does not roll free first thing, like a brake is dragging. I took it on a one mile trip to the store, and after 15 mins. back one mile. Maybe up to 40mph max. Checked brake temp with IR gage and got ~105-110F on 3, but 147F on the left rear drum. I will looking at that tomorrow. Everything in there new year ago. Maybe parking brake cable. Will See.
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Funnily enough, that seems to be the brake that's dragging on my '95. Thinking out loud, here.... parking brake cable runs along the inside of the left rocker panel to the rear axle. At the axle, it splits into two cables, one going to the left disc (drum for you), and the other going to the right disc (drum for you). So.... cable pulls harder on the left side than the right, maybe?
 
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