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Old 05-07-2004, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 323Ci. When its warm out (above 75) there is a groaning noise when wheels are turned. Worst when car is not moving. Once moving it isnt very noticable. Also when cool out it isnt there. I checked the power steering fluid and it seems full. Any ideas?
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Old 05-10-2004, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i had this exact problem. I took it to the dealer and i was told it was a cracked control arm bushing. Since it was under warranty, it cost me nothing.
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Check www.e46fanatics.com for DIY of Control Arm Bushing change / retrofit.
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Old 05-10-2004, 08:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the info. I'll check it out . Unfortunately my warranty ran out last month .
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