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#1 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 08:27 PM
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Power Steering Problems

Hello all. Been a while since my last post, actually since my last problem. Need your guys help here. Any advice on power steering issues. Pulled to a stop sign earlier today, car made a funny grinding noise and then the steering got stiff and heavy to turn. This is a '00 323i, just had all the belts and pulleys replaced. Any thoughts anyone. No warning lights on in the car. Resevoir is full and clean. Thanks much,

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Sounds like your power steering pump is on its way out, or the belt is loose

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Maybe there is a blockage in the lines.

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Fluid level was down today. I'll fill it up and see if I notice any leaks when driving. You guys ever replace a PS pump. Easy fix? Probably not. Nothing is on these cars, but God I love them.
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Yeah, you may be on the hunt for a leak. The lines themselves may be the problem. See if you can see seepage from cracks in the lines, my E30 had that happen.

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Just an update here. Needed a new pump. Car is back to new. Thanks for the help guys.
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