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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-06-2010, 04:23 AM
BJACK BJACK is offline
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Noise on front left side

I get a low groan on the frontleft of my 2003 525i when I turn right and onlt when the car is cold. I looked at the book and could not find any information on the power steering fluid.

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Old 01-06-2010, 06:44 AM
DavidZ DavidZ is offline
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I started a thread on this a few weeks ago. I thought it had to do with my new Bilstein struts and others thought it was a bad wheel bearing. It turned out that my power steering hoses were leaking and I was very low on fluid which caused a groaning sound as I turned. I had my indy fix it but it does not seem like a difficult DIY. He basically replaced the PS hoses and flushed the system and refilled the reservior. He charged me about $375.
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