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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. is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
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Old 05-04-2005, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought my car a year ago in July, and everything seemed fine then. But during the winter I noticed something in the steering felt funny. When turning the car left or right, it feels like thereís a lump in the steering. For example, it feels fine for about 4 inches of steering wheel movement, than I have to put more effort into turning the steering wheel, like rolling something uphill, than the steering jerks whatever direction Iím turning the wheel, after which things seem fine.

The odd thing is, this has started to go away now that summers starting back up. It somehow seems tied to outside temperature, meaning the hotter it gets, the less likely this is to happen. And also, this lump gets closer to center the faster Iím driving, at 60 mph it only takes about 2-3 inches of wheel movement before I feel it, but at 20 mph it takes about half a revolution for me to feel it. Anyone know what this might be?

1990 325is
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Two things that may be worth looking at:
1. Is the belt slipping in wet weather (this can be worse if the engine under shield is missing)
2. Is the fluid contaminated with water (I donít know if itís hydroscopic like brake fluid but it may be worth changing anyway)
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