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#1 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 03:38 PM
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Hi all,
wanted to see if anyone else was experiencing a similar problem i have been having. Sometimes, not all the times, it seems like i am having problems with the active steering (oops not active steering, what's it called then?) with my 2001 540i. While in 1st gear the steering wheel is hard to turn. if I muscle through it, it frees up but can be scary if you arent expecting it. I can basically get it to happen everytime when i drive though the ID checkpoint at work. I stop to show ID, then i pull forward in 1st after about 25 feet i have to make a left turn. now if i dont have to stop for oncoming traffic and i dont shift to 2nd the steering wheel is very hard to turn when i make the left turn. it feels like car if fighting against me. if I hold the turn I can feel it eventually free up. If the car is in 2nd, i dont experience it and it doesnt happen everytime. anyone got any ideas? the guy i bought the car from says he experienced it to and every dealer he took it to, in belgium mind you :-( , had no idea what the heck he was talking about. maybe if someone else has experienced it, and fixed it, they could tell me what to have the dealer take a look at.
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Originally posted by gates540i@Jan 18 2005, 07:38 AM
Hi all,
wanted to see if anyone else was experiencing a similar problem i have been having. Sometimes, not all the times, it seems like i am having problems with the active steering with my 2001 540i. While in 1st gear the steering wheel is hard to turn. if I muscle through it, it frees up but can be scary if you arent expecting it. I can basically get it to happen everytime when i drive though the ID checkpoint at work. I stop to show ID, then i pull forward in 1st after about 25 feet i have to make a left turn. now if i dont have to stop for oncoming traffic and i dont shift to 2nd the steering wheel is very hard to turn when i make the left turn. it feels like car if fighting against me. if I hold the turn I can feel it eventually free up. If the car is in 2nd, i dont experience it and it doesnt happen everytime. anyone got any ideas? the guy i bought the car from says he experienced it to and every dealer he took it to, in belgium mind you :-( , had no idea what the heck he was talking about. maybe if someone else has experienced it, and fixed it, they could tell me what to have the dealer take a look at.
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Firstly, you do not have 'Active Steering' on your '01 . Secondly what you are describing sounds like a fault with the power steering hydraulics, in whihc your case particularly sounds like you have either a faulty pump or a slipping belt. As k the service centre to check these items out for you, and also, make sure they take it for a drive and simulate the conditions that cause it to happen so that they know what you are talking about....

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sweet thanks, i'll got hit up the mechanic with this.

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Originally posted by iconnx+Jan 18 2005, 07:42 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(iconnx @ Jan 18 2005, 07:42 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-gates540i@Jan 18 2005, 07:38 AM
Hi all,
wanted to see if anyone else was experiencing a similar problem i have been having. Sometimes, not all the times, it seems like i am having problems with the active steering with my 2001 540i. While in 1st gear the steering wheel is hard to turn. if I muscle through it, it frees up but can be scary if you arent expecting it. I can basically get it to happen everytime when i drive though the ID checkpoint at work. I stop to show ID, then i pull forward in 1st after about 25 feet i have to make a left turn. now if i dont have to stop for oncoming traffic and i dont shift to 2nd the steering wheel is very hard to turn when i make the left turn. it feels like car if fighting against me. if I hold the turn I can feel it eventually free up. If the car is in 2nd, i dont experience it and it doesnt happen everytime. anyone got any ideas? the guy i bought the car from says he experienced it to and every dealer he took it to, in belgium mind you :-( , had no idea what the heck he was talking about. maybe if someone else has experienced it, and fixed it, they could tell me what to have the dealer take a look at.
[snapback]273426[/snapback]
Firstly, you do not have 'Active Steering' on your '01 . Secondly what you are describing sounds like a fault with the power steering hydraulics, in whihc your case particularly sounds like you have either a faulty pump or a slipping belt. As k the service centre to check these items out for you, and also, make sure they take it for a drive and simulate the conditions that cause it to happen so that they know what you are talking about....

Cheers
Ram
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