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Old 03-15-2014, 07:50 PM
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04' squeaks when turning

I hear a squeak or grinding noise when I turn left or right. And it sometimes appears when breaking. Other than the noises I have no issues with the way it drives. Nor have I had any accidents or incidents other than the harsh Midwest winter.What could this be? Any help is great!


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Old 03-15-2014, 11:30 PM
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Noise when turning and braking?

Hi, it sounds like you may be out of brake pads?
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:00 PM
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lack of power steering fluid, ATF is used in BMWs.
Search for how to check that.
If lost a lot of ATF, then possibly a leak.
The ring on reservoir is the usually failure.
All these info could done by searching.
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:00 PM
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lack of power steering fluid, ATF is used in BMWs.
Search for how to check that.
If lost a lot of ATF, then possibly a leak.
The ring on reservoir is the usually failure.
All these info could done by searching.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:56 PM
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This could possibly be a ball joint or wheel bearing issue as well, is there any difference between turning left or right, or is there no noticeable difference as you made it sound in your post?
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:20 PM
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There is no difference when turning left or right.


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Old 03-17-2014, 06:21 PM
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My steering fluid is extremely low so I will try that.

Really appreciate all the suggestions!


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Old 03-18-2014, 03:22 PM
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It was not the steering fluid....anymore suggestions? I'm having it looked at soon but want an idea of cost. The BMW dealer in my town charges just to look at the vehicle about $130 bucks!

When I stop quickly and my vehicle jerks back it also makes the grinding/squeaking noise.


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Old 03-18-2014, 03:37 PM
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It was not the steering fluid....anymore suggestions? I'm having it looked at soon but want an idea of cost. The BMW dealer in my town charges just to look at the vehicle about $130 bucks!

When I stop quickly and my vehicle jerks back it also makes the grinding/squeaking noise.


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jerks back?is that a shock problem? I can't identify your problem, but please come back to forum with result of diagnoses if you going to mechanics.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:25 AM
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Is the sound happening more so when going over bumps and things?

I had a major squeek coming from the rear drivers side wheel, I had it looked at and they could not find the issue.. However I had to replace the tires on the car and they found that on the back of the wheel was a hub spacer sort of thing between the wheel centre and the Hub Centre, Which indicated to them that the car had previosly had after market wheels on it and had not been taken off, It has seemed to fix the problem as it was driving me crazy So if you have not owned the car from new might be worth looking at.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:31 AM
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Squeaked Figured Out

I finally was able to find out what all the noise was....something about the hubs and the arms. Sorry I don't have the paperwork right in front of me, but I'm guessing that's related to the suspension. I do know that labor and parts total about $1,000 + and I have not gotten it repaired just yet, seriously thinking about shopping around but I was told that I can def drive it that it will just be more annoying than anything.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:32 AM
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I believe you are exactly right!
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