Recently I have been having problems with my 2007 318d manual. Not sure if issues are related but;
1) got the steering lock fault indicator on a week ago.(Red light). however car starts fine and no issues except light coming on all the time. Been to a few garages and all three say i need to change steering column. (quite expensive).. tried to recharge battery and leave battery connection off over night to reset ECU as suggested on many forums, but light still on.
2) today the car's acceleration is acting up. running low rpm's in 3rd gear and then fully accelerating causes the revs to go up to 3500 ish but the car dosnt accelerate until a few seconds later, or if i lift off the throttle.. (kinda the same as a worn out automatic transmission). However, if i hold the handbrake at standstill and strat off in 2nd gear the car chokes. So it couldnt be a worn clutch could it??
(Car has been tuned)