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Old 04-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Steering wheel help!!

Hello, I just bought a 1997 bmw 328i convertable for a cheap price but it has some problems with it. First the power steering wheel only works when i turn the wheel clockwise (right) and doesn't work when i turn it counter-clock wise (left) so when i turn to the left its really hard and stiff. Im not sure why the power steering only kicks in when i turn right. I checked the power steering fluid and that's full. not sure what else to check.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to Bimmerwerkz. Congrats on your new car. Any leaks? How are the hoses? Did the belt slip off the power steering pulley? Try getting a friend to turn the wheel while you listen to the pump.
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Thanks! I will check on those and let you know how it goes.
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