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Old 12-30-2010, 04:51 PM
miugel0069 miugel0069 is offline
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Feed up and need help, PLEASE READ!

I am no mechanic by far but very mechanically knowledgeable. I needed a power steering pump because I had one that went bad. I installed a new one and the steering doesnt seem to be much better. I can tell a little difference but not much. Also the steering wheel in a turn get stuck for a second at times. The steering wheel makes a squeaking noise when turning as well, as if it was old, . I have a 02- x5, 3.0. I have previously installed plugs, O2 sensors, CCV, ICV, now the power steering but something is wrong past what I know. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:10 PM
MnRiverman MnRiverman is offline
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You may need to bleed the air from the PS lines.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:50 PM
miugel0069 miugel0069 is offline
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still fed up

I have bled the PS, No more bubbles are coming up. The way I bled them was just have someone turning the wheel left to right until they were gone. It is still sticking and not turning back out of a turn by itself. I am almost ready to take it to a mechanic.
Any ideas?
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:41 PM
miugel0069 miugel0069 is offline
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Much better

You were right about the bleeding and I really appreciate your quick response to my post. That was just part of the problem though. The other which had to do with the sticking of the steering in a turn and the steering wheel not returning to neutral position had to do with the fact that I didnt put the protective plate (bottom plate) back on during testing. Leaving the sway bar that is attach to it, not tightened down. The steering was not allowed to move in its proper strict positioning. Therefor, it was sticking in a turn. Told you I wasnt a mechanic.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:19 PM
tonywintn tonywintn is offline
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Any update on the squeaking steering wheel? Mine has a light squeak if I park outside and the temps are below freezing. In a few minutes after the car warms up, the squeak is gone.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:22 PM
miugel0069 miugel0069 is offline
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By the way that did not fix my sticking steering. Drove it after the test drive and still does the same thing. I did some research. Found out that it very well could be my Rack and Pinion which I hope that one of the readers could tell me something else. Please help! I think I might as well go get it checked out by the professionals.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:05 PM
miugel0069 miugel0069 is offline
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Tony are you sure that it is coming from the steering wheel? Does your steering get hard? Either way I found this post, It wouldn't hurt to try it. I am going to try it myself because a rack and pinion is going to run a couple thousand.


http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...ng-wheels.html

before removing the airbag:
Disconnect the negative cable from battery and cover negative terminal with insulation material. After disconnecting the battery, wait 1 minute before beginning work on airbag components.

I have a Multi-functional steering wheel so I will explain it that way. (If you have a sport steering wheel let me know and I will explain the different s) . Working behind steering wheel, completely loosen Torx screws (T30) while holding airbag in place
- support airbag unit to prevent it from falling out.

Carefully lift airbag unit off steering wheel and disconnect harness connectors (3) from rear of airbag unit. CAUTION Do not pinch airbag harness in center of steering wheel when removing or installing airbag.

Installation is reverse. Torque airbag to steering wheel. 8Nm (71 in-lb)

Warning--- Once the airbag unit is installed and all other service procedures are completed, start the engine and check that the airbag warning light goes out. If the warning light stays on, the airbag system will not function as designed. Have the system diagnosed and repaired by an authorized BMW dealer.
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