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Old 07-08-2016, 08:27 PM
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Sticky Steering

During 90d weather my steering even with air conditioner on high is very
difficult to drive. I took it to the BMW dealership and they confirm the steering column
would have to be replaced. $3880. My Bmw is a 2006 Z4 3.0si convertible Mlf. June
2006. I understand the BMW mlf after 6/30/06 have a modify steering and will not
cause the sticky steering problem. If this is correct, Will a Z4 3.0si 2007 replace my
current steering. I have found a good used one. Please advise.
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:35 PM
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Check out this thread before you get the steering column replaced.

http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1281716
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:47 PM
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I just performed this mod to mine and it's made a huge difference in the way it drives even in the high 90 temps we're having now.

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...ticky-steering
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:41 AM
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No one has answered my question. Will a steering column from a 2007 3.0si work in my 2006 3.0si. Also has the 2007 steering column corrected the Sticky steering problem. Thank
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:33 PM
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As far as I know, should be fine as long as you don't get one off of a Z4M. You will need to get it programmed.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:53 PM
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Another possibility could be the front end bushings. I'd look there first.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:12 PM
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My 06 3.0si has a production month of July and sticky steering fixed by then - I think it was fixed with June production.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:15 PM
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Thanks, how long ago was that? I wrote to BMW Hdq. in Philadephia. They turned me down said my car had 65K miles. They said warranty covered only 50K miles. I told them this was my
second BMW and would be my last as a result of their poor engineering, and their non cooperation.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:17 PM
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Incidentally, my Z4 had a mlf date of June 2006.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:59 AM
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I purchase a complete steering column from a 2008 BMW Z4 3.0si. When received I took it to a European Garage and they said it couldn't be installed satisfactorily because they didn't insert a
a "locking Key" before its removal. My question is are they correct? They told me to return it to the seller. Need advise quickly
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:59 AM
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I purchase a complete steering column from a 2008 BMW Z4 3.0si. When received I took it to a European Garage and they said it couldn't be installed satisfactorily because they didn't insert a
a "locking Key" before its removal. My question is are they correct? They told me to return it to the seller. Need advise quickly
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:10 PM
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Yes, that is correct.
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