E36 325i problem with power steering after doing doughnuts!?!?
I was doing dougnuts on my 325i yesterday, when sudenly engine stall and when I started it again, the power steering were making noises and will not work any more.
Can anyone help me, power steering pump is quite expencive, so I'm hoping that it might be something easy to fix.
If its a whinning noise, try flushing you power steering fluid. Im not really sure what kind of stress doing donuts would do to the pump. Also,check the belts and see if the pump pulley is locked. Good Luck B)
classic case of the power steering fluid burn out...
step 1. fluid was low
step 2. you decided to do donuts
step 3. PSF overload/ too much pressure/ very abnormally high temperature in the system.
step 4. Charred remains of PSF left in tank with little to no fluid swishing around.
remedy: PSF flush and refill...($40 at oil change guy)
well next time don't bounce the engine off the rev limiter... the rev limiter is there as an EXTRA safeguard against human error.
Accelerating TO the limiter is fine, holding it there hurts your baby as you have seen.
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