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Old 03-17-2013, 01:07 PM
onceuponamarine onceuponamarine is offline
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2001 740IL-Power steering pump cracked......how long?

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I was driving my "baby" down the street and all of a sudden, the steering wheel locks up!!! The battery light came on (just got a new battery 4 months earlier).I happened to see an Advance Auto and muscled my car into the parking lot. Difficlt to drive with no power steering. Anyway, I pop the hood, and my dam serpentine belt was dangling from the pulley!! The belt that goes around the power steering pump and pulley....

Advance had one for $15, but Firestone would not put it on because of their "warranty" policy. I ended up driving two miles down the road to the firestone and had them replace the belt. After they put her up in the air, I saw the power steering pump had a crack, and the bolt came out, which mde the pulley "stick out", which caused the belt to become tangled from the pulley.

The power steering pump, after getting a quote from the dealership, costs $850.....and another $668 in labor! Are you freggin kiddin me? I told firestone to put the bolt back in the housing unit and tighten her up good. My question to you guys is, "How long do I have before I need to replace the pump for good". I know I need to replace because of the crack, but it is not leaking oil or anything, it's just cracked.

Any suggestions other than, "replace the pump", since I know this needs to be done. Has anyone else driven with a cracked power steering pump? The car drives smooth now, the steering wheel turns smooth too
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:32 PM
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Look for a remanufactured one or pull one from a local parts yard if you have one in your area. You might want to check your belt tensioners too. Mine seized and caused the belt to snap. I wouldn't drive too much with that cracked pump though.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:14 PM
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The exact same thing happened to my 2001 740iL today. My indie mechanic quoted me $650 for a new BMW PUMP with 2 yr . warranty. Bavauto carries a reman genuine BMW pump with 2yr warranty for $384.95 including a $60.00 core charge. So my indie is calling to see if they can get the price knocked down some on the new pump. (Yes my indie ROCKS!)
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:32 PM
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Hello everyone,

I was driving my "baby" down the street and all of a sudden, the steering wheel locks up!!! The battery light came on (just got a new battery 4 months earlier).I happened to see an Advance Auto and muscled my car into the parking lot. Difficlt to drive with no power steering. Anyway, I pop the hood, and my dam serpentine belt was dangling from the pulley!! The belt that goes around the power steering pump and pulley....

Advance had one for $15, but Firestone would not put it on because of their "warranty" policy. I ended up driving two miles down the road to the firestone and had them replace the belt. After they put her up in the air, I saw the power steering pump had a crack, and the bolt came out, which mde the pulley "stick out", which caused the belt to become tangled from the pulley.

The power steering pump, after getting a quote from the dealership, costs $850.....and another $668 in labor! Are you freggin kiddin me? I told firestone to put the bolt back in the housing unit and tighten her up good. My question to you guys is, "How long do I have before I need to replace the pump for good". I know I need to replace because of the crack, but it is not leaking oil or anything, it's just cracked.

Any suggestions other than, "replace the pump", since I know this needs to be done. Has anyone else driven with a cracked power steering pump? The car drives smooth now, the steering wheel turns smooth too

You can get a remanurfactured pump for less than half new and they work well. Just replace it. You don't want to harm your steering box because of a $200.00 part.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:04 PM
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DIY tip. Check your pump bolts on these cars to save you a hefty bill. Got the new pump for $550, plus a new belt, fluid, and labor for $850 out the door. Bavauto had a 3-5 business day wait because they were out of stock. And I couldn't be down that long. Wanted to make sure I got the pump from a reputable company.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:53 PM
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Same here, the bolt hole actually cracked and the pump was dangling from the bottom of the car, luckily, I caught it and managed to tow it before any serious damage. It's an easy DIY, cost me about 300 in parts. I could now do the whole thing in about 30-45 minutes.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:13 AM
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Same here, the bolt hole actually cracked and the pump was dangling from the bottom of the car, luckily, I caught it and managed to tow it before any serious damage. It's an easy DIY, cost me about 300 in parts. I could now do the whole thing in about 30-45 minutes.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:52 AM
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My first mistake was not having the fan clutch wrench and holder tool... pretty much impossible without it. But once I got it, the rest was pretty trivial. One of the easier jobs to do (alternator would have been even easier if it weren't for the stupid draining of the coolant.
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:59 AM
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I have the Zionsville heavy duty cooling system (electric fan) so you'd have mine done in no time flat. ;-)
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