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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 11-25-2014, 01:05 PM
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Is guibo another name for the steering coupler/u joint?

I'm thinking I need to replace. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:08 PM
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No that's the steering coupler. Guibo is usually used to explain the drive-shaft flex disk.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:15 PM
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No that's the steering coupler. Guibo is usually used to explain the drive-shaft flex disk.
Some people do refer to it as the "steering guibo" aka the steering coupler. There is also a "driveshaft guibo" aka flex disk.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:27 PM
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Some people do refer to it as the "steering guibo" aka the steering coupler. There is also a "driveshaft guibo" aka flex disk.
Isnt the "steering guibo" or steering coupler the thing everyone replaces in hopes of keeping the car from changing lanes by itself?
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:52 PM
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Isnt the "steering guibo" or steering coupler the thing everyone replaces in hopes of keeping the car from changing lanes by itself?
Probably, a lot of people refer to a "bump steer" problem in which your steering wheel wants to jerk out of your hands while going over speed bumps etc. It is cheap and easy to replace
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:17 PM
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Isnt the "steering guibo" or steering coupler the thing everyone replaces in hopes of keeping the car from changing lanes by itself?
Yes, that`s right....well, almost right....the correct spelling is G-I-U-B-O....pronounced "Jew-Bo"....

E46s have both steering giubo, and driveshaft giubo.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:53 PM
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Yes, that`s right....well, almost right....the correct spelling is G-I-U-B-O....pronounced "Jew-Bo"....

E46s have both steering giubo, and driveshaft giubo.
Ha! FB, I just saw in about three other threads where you corrected the spelling...Like from 2010. I was headed back to edit and you beat me to it!!
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:59 PM
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G I U B O has been ordered!! I cant wait to install and feel the improvement.
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Replacing the steering giubo/coupler will only fix steering wheel play where about one inch clockwise and counterclockwise turns of the steering wheel will do nothing and feel loose. I replaced mine few weeks ago.
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Replacing the steering giubo/coupler will only fix steering wheel play where about one inch clockwise and counterclockwise turns of the steering wheel will do nothing and feel loose. I replaced mine few weeks ago.
If such play is present only when the wheel is in the "straight-ahead" position, the cause can also be a worn spot in the rack. That being said, most people who have replaced the steering giubo report a significant improvement.
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I couldn't see anything wrong with mine after removing it at first but after checking it very closely I could see where the bolt heads showed movement so I knew the holes were wallowed out. It drove like a new car after installing the new one.

The problem was wandering when wind or uneven pavement caused shifting.

Im pretty sure what killed the old one was driving the car when the power steering pump died. Since the stupid L20 pumps die all the time it was driven like that ALOT. In fact the pump died on my car this morning but Im not going to drive it this time to keep from damaging the thing again.
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I don't know if the E46 Giubo is different than that of the E39, but there are lots of pictures and troubleshooting hints in this bestlinks reference ...
- Worn drive shaft, center bearing, and giubo or "giunti Boschi" DIY (1) (2) (3) (4) & a drive shaft and center bearing DIY (1) (2) & how to pronounce the word often misspelled as guibo because Americans spell Italian words the way they think they're pronounced (1)
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I don't know if the E46 Giubo is different than that of the E39, but there are lots of pictures and troubleshooting hints in this bestlinks reference ...
- Worn drive shaft, center bearing, and giubo or "giunti Boschi" DIY (1) (2) (3) (4) & a drive shaft and center bearing DIY (1) (2) & how to pronounce the word often misspelled as guibo because Americans spell Italian words the way they think they're pronounced (1)
Steering bluebee not driveshaft. Completely different stuff.
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