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#1 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 06:23 AM
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My y2000 530D SE estate has started making a "noise like a banshee" (my daughter's description) when turning the steering on cold days, especially when the car is cold too. The noise is revs-related. I'm being told by the man who sold it to me that "they all do that, sir, it's just the belts, don't worry". However, I DO worry. Any advice much appreciated (and I'm on UK time...)
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sounds like the belt is slipping under load. You notice it more when cold because the belt is less plyable. The fix is usually a new belt and tensioner. It's not a normal condition, the man who sold it to you is just trying to pacify the situation. Hope this helps.

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What's a "banshee" anyways??? Your daughter must know my wife!
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Hehe...banshee's a ghost or spirit

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Another symptom that I have on a regular basis is that my power steering line leaks every year. As you turm the steering wheel there is a slight wine once the fluid is low. Has anyone else had this happen on a regular basis and is there an upgrade to OEM hardware fittings or lines.

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Reach to the line under canister, cut the deteriorated part of the little hose, tie it up with a good quality hose clamp- no over torque please..then it should be OK. Very common problem.
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