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Old 11-08-2005, 07:07 AM
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Steering column groaning while moving into position.

Has anyone experienced any "jerky, clunky" motion from the steering wheel moving into postion upon startup?

I had a similar issue with my e39 and they eventually replaced the worm gear that drives it.

I feel a similar intermittent slight "clunk" when turning at very slow speeds, like in parking lots, backing out the driveway, etc. I can feel it in the steering wheel.

I'm leary of taking it in and have the software upgraded, but also don't want to damage something either.............
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:41 AM
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Steering Knock

I had this on my 520 E60 when new. The dealer greased up the steering column joint and the problem went away. It's a known fault.
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