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My steering wheel is still heavy. Iíve replaced the steering oil, steering box, steering pump & one bearing but the steering is still heavy comparing with the another E39 of the same year & specifications. Any experience with this kind of problem???
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Do you have wider tires on your car than the one you are comparing it with?
Are your tires pumped up to the correct pressure?
If you jack the fron of your car up, and then start the engine, does the steering still feel heavy (safety first).
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Do you have wider tires on your car than the one you are comparing it with?
Are your tires pumped up to the correct pressure?
If you jack the fron of your car up, and then start the engine, does the steering still feel heavy (safety first).
Yes, Yes & Not sure.
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If you are able to swap the wheels for the purpose of testing with the car your are comparing it with, give that a try and see if there is any difference. When did this issue first arise, or has it been a progressive decline?
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If you are able to swap the wheels for the purpose of testing with the car your are comparing it with, give that a try and see if there is any difference. When did this issue first arise, or has it been a progressive decline?
Both cars are having exactly the same rims & wheels (exactly the same). Actually, I own both cars …
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Try jacking the front up and see if it still struggles.
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Try jacking the front up and see if it still struggles.
ok. will do that & will let you know. thanks for the advice.
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Finally found out that the car I am comparing with, is having a steering rack with a sensor but my car does not have this sensor!!! though both cars are of the same year & same level of features but from two different dealers within the country!!!
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