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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 02-22-2005, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wonder did my car come with power steering or is it normally that stiff to turn?

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Old 02-22-2005, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes it has power steering, it shouldnt be that stiff but it isnt as easy as a brand new car
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Somebody could have taken it off. Did you happen to check if the belt was still there?
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Somebody could have taken it off. Did you happen to check if the belt was still there?
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your pump could aslo be shot or no fluid but it would make a screeching noise when turning so i doubt thats the case.
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I have 83 320I. Does it have power steering?
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[quote=goodespeler,Feb 22 2005, 05:25 PM]I have 83 320I. Does it have power steering?
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without the car on turn the wheels its really hard right? now turn the car one and turn the wheels while note moving is it easier? if so then you have power steering.
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Old 02-22-2005, 08:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Somebody could have taken it off. Did you happen to check if the belt was still there?
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your pump could aslo be shot or no fluid but it would make a screeching noise when turning so i doubt thats the case.
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My car is kinda screeching when I turn so I have been trying to fix it the apst few days. The fluid level is fine and the power steering still works, just stiffer to turn wheel.
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My car is kinda screeching when I turn so I have been trying to fix it the apst few days. The fluid level is fine and the power steering still works, just stiffer to turn wheel.
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Your belt is too loose.
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Somebody could have taken it off. Did you happen to check if the belt was still there?
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your pump could aslo be shot or no fluid but it would make a screeching noise when turning so i doubt thats the case.
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My car is kinda screeching when I turn so I have been trying to fix it the apst few days. The fluid level is fine and the power steering still works, just stiffer to turn wheel.
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or your pump is broken try the belt first
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Damn power steering is leaking no wonder the wheel was hard to turn. The power steering fluid was empty too. Found a hose of some kind in the trunk that is brand new but not sure what it's for......I think it is the power steering replacement hose, but hey I could be wrong.

NOW......another Problemo......the engine is surging does that mean I have a possible vacuum leak? used

Also my odometer isn't working might be because some dip doodle reset the odometer while the car was moving......YES!!! that dip doodle is me......yeah I know smooth move go ahead rip me a new one I pretty much expect it. ghead
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Damn power steering is leaking no wonder the wheel was hard to turn. The power steering fluid was empty too. Found a hose of some kind in the trunk that is brand new but not sure what it's for......I think it is the power steering replacement hose, but hey I could be wrong.

NOW......another Problemo......the engine is surging does that mean I have a possible vacuum leak? used

Also my odometer isn't working might be because some dip doodle reset the odometer while the car was moving......YES!!! that dip doodle is me......yeah I know smooth move go ahead rip me a new one I pretty much expect it. ghead
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i did that and i just hit the switch harder and then gave the dash a wack and she picked right back up again. and as far as the hose, well its kinda hard to mistake a power steering hose... they're rather distinctive if it looks the same then there is good chances that it is.
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