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Cherryh, C. J. Foreigner 1994.
In Wikipedia summary:
The Foreigner series opens with the failure of a starship. A brief preamble to the first book describes a system failure that leaves the starship Phoenix stranded in some far-flung reach of space, without any idea of how to get home [...]. The habitable environment that the damaged starship can reach is the homeworld of the atevi, a green and living world, already populated by aliens with steam age technology. [...]
— a technology John J. Pierce places "at a level comparable to medieval Japan" ("Retrofitting Humanity" in ms, p. 32). Part of the early action involves "the work of [cultural] understanding and technology transfer."