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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:45 AM
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Im not gonna screw up my e46?

Am I alright driving it without the power steering pump working?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:48 AM
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I believe the question is:

WHY isn`t the pump functioning ?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:53 AM
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Sorry i didnt elaborate more. Its -20 today and just stopped working this morning. Coolant temps are normal. Im headed to work, just wanted to make sure im good to go til tomm when i can get it to a garage
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:57 AM
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I should have elaborated more. Its been -15 -20 since last night, and just stopped working today. My temperature is running normal. Im headed to work and wanted to make sure im not doing anymore harm to her
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:58 AM
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no harm caused by driving w/o power steering as long as the belt is still functioning properly and turning the water pump and alternator.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:58 AM
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Damn cell phone....
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:59 AM
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Thanks hexy, it seems alright. I appreciate it!
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:00 PM
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