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i have a 1987 automatic bmw 325i and latly my car has been making sounds when I turn the wheel. i have put fluid back in it and it solves the problem for a day or so. i took it to an auto zone and a guy said there that i have water inside it. i just figured that i had a leak and that i'll fix it when i get back home. i'm just wondering if there has been any recalls or any way i can fix this problem w/o buying a whole new pwer steering system?
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i have a 1987 automatic bmw 325i and latly my car has been making sounds when I turn the wheel. i have put fluid back in it and it solves the problem for a day or so. i took it to an auto zone and a guy said there that i have water inside it. i just figured that i had a leak and that i'll fix it when i get back home. i'm just wondering if there has been any recalls or any way i can fix this problem w/o buying a whole new pwer steering system?
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Whenever the fluid gets low the system will make a noise and let u know. You have 2 options. 1 keep refilling the container 2 find the leak and fix it.
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do you think its a leak or its what the guy said and there is water in the system?
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do you think its a leak or its what the guy said and there is water in the system?
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no idea i had that problem myself and the pump was caivitating and draining all the fluid so i went to the wrecker and got a new one it wasn't that expensive and it fixed all the problems.

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i too had that problem, the local BMW dealer suggested i spend $1200 to replace the entire steering column, but my local mechanic just found a broken hose, replaced it, drained and refilled the steering pump, and the steering is smooth as slik

by the way i have a '89 325i, basically same car

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did the guy at autozone actually look at your car? i would guess you just have a leaking steering rack
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never listen to the stealer!
My car does the same thing and I plan on replacing the power stearing fluid come spring

there is a write up on www.e30zone.co/uk but you have to sign up for the fourm before you can view the right ups

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yea he kinda looked into it but it was only for a second it wasn't like he took a detailed look into it. how much is that rack thingy?
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Go for option #3 and do like I did:

RIP THE BELT OFF. Problem solved.

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belt? what belt?
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belt? what belt?
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power steering belt. then you have no power steering which makes it a bitch when parking but normal driving it isn't really effected.

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Originally posted by Kowalski+Feb 28 2005, 07:48 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Kowalski @ Feb 28 2005, 07:48 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-BMWfan5513@Feb 28 2005, 06:47 PM
belt? what belt?
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power steering belt. then you have no power steering which makes it a bitch when parking but normal driving it isn't really effected.
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you still need fluid in the rack to keep the internals lubricated.
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Check the power steering (auto tranny) fluid, mine does that - leaks a bit now and then

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is there any type of fluid u can put in it to fill the leak to stop it? if there is what is it?
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