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Ok, I just got this car as a gift from a friend, and it has been working great, however this morning the steering wheel is making noise, like in a not enough steering wheel fluid kind of noise....wanted to check if this is normal on these cars, and whats the best way to approach it...just put more steering fluid in it and then take it to a shop?? Which fluid is the recommended one for my car??

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Check your fluid level add as needed (use ATF)...it is really common on BMWs for the powersteering hoses to leak so have it checked out

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Thanks for your help...Where would I have to check it?? Sorry I'm not to motor familiar, I can see the ATF Fluid cap, The Oil Cap, the Brakes Fluid Cap, But I cannot seem to find the Steering wheel fluid cap....
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The cap that says "ATF" IS the power steering fluid reservoir. Unscrew that cap and there will be a low and a high mark indicating the level. There is no place to check the Auto. trans. fluid, other than a hole on the side of the transmission towards the back.

I just ordered all new lines and a pump for my car, 'cause the idiot before me let the pump go dry and ruined it. Fortunately I found a low-mileage pump for $100 online. The dealers get about $450-$500.

My advice is that if it is making noise, the fluid is low, and correct the problem before you trash the pump.

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Thansk Mate...any recommendations on the ATF Fluid??
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