View Single Post
Old 10-02-2012, 07:26 PM
Yorgi's Avatar
Yorgi Yorgi is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Toronto
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,650
Mein Auto: '04 M3 / '06 650i Cab
Originally Posted by Peck View Post
I have active steering. Is that the dynamic drive? I hope I don't have hydraulic issues. It doesn't happen all the time, just when I go fast thru an intersection on a right or left turn, sometimes while going over a bump in the corner.

Sent from my LG-P999 using Bimmer App
Active steering is separate from the active anti-sway bars. You can have one or the other or both. Power steering, active steering and dynamic drive (sway bars) all share the same power steering fluid pump and reservoir so I would second Mulchman's suggestion to check the fluid level.

If you are hearing clunks over bumps like railway tracks it is more likely end links, thrust arm bushings or thrust arm ball joints which are very common wear items on all BMWs. They are also not that expensive which is good news.

#11 and #16 are the thrust arms:

#3 and 4 are the sway bar brackets that can break or come loose, #8 is the endlink:
Straight lines are for fast cars...turns are for fast drivers
'04 M3 - track
'06 650i Cab - daily driver
'02 Highlander - kid hauler
'01 330Ci - winter beater

Last edited by Yorgi; 10-03-2012 at 09:52 PM. Reason: typo
Reply With Quote