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Old 09-20-2013, 02:11 AM
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[B]95 BMW E38 740il steering problem[/B]

Hi all hope you can help my 95 740il e38 has a bad steering box sound between a wer and growl that is very loud and travels up the steering wheel. I have changed the pump as it was leaking through front seal and thought that it was the problem. there does seem be noise coming from it as well although I expect that it is just straining to push the box as it is heavy to steer.
I have checked the servo and it measures 8.3 ohms and the voltage when running is 6.89 volts I also cleared the gme of errors but this did not help.

Are there any suggestions has anyone had the same problem.

I have read in the forums that the only things that most people have is heavy steering with no noise except for low fluid which I have plenty and new.

I don't want to buy or replace the box but if I have to has anybody got one for sale.

Thanks
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:48 AM
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does it sounds something like this user has posted...

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Old 09-20-2013, 07:00 AM
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give this thread a read, not sure its the same issue, but here are some tests he did to identify his problem...its a starting point..

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/497761
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:18 PM
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Unhappy Hi ou18

Hi there, Thanks for your response, it sounds very much like your recording, any ideas on what it is would be appreciated.
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