The steering on my 1985 325e (that I just bought) is very difficult and "notchy". The guy I bought it from told me that it's the steering linkage (U-joint). Seems reasonable, but has anyone else run into this problem? I'm thinking it's a little more complicated because it's so hard to turn the steering wheel, as if the power steering isn't working. Any ideas?
Also, is there a trick to getting the shift knob off? I've pulled up hard, to the point where I'm afraid of doing damage, but it doesn't come off.