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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 02-14-2014, 05:55 PM
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2006 650i Power Steering Problem

For the past couple days this happened few times. After I start the car the power steering is not working. I switch the car off, start it back immediately, the power steering is working fine. Any ideas what might be going on? I hear no noises when I turn or anything. Fluid is not low. Any insight would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:44 PM
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Make me wonder if your belt might be slipping, or a possibly plugged filter in the hydraulic fluid reservoir? It is hard to say without seeing?

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Old 02-15-2014, 08:36 AM
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Make me wonder if your belt might be slipping, or a possibly plugged filter in the hydraulic fluid reservoir? It is hard to say without seeing?

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Thanks HerbP. Is is easy for me to check or I need to take it somewhere?
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:30 PM
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It sounds like you are said you are not hearing any noise, so the belt might not be a problem. Are you in Charleston SC? The reservoir is a easy & cheap DIY, depending on where you shop your part. The CH11S fluid can be found at most NAPA stores. You would probably need 3 cans to refill. Somewhere less than 125.00 if you do it yourself. The problem could also be a sticking check valve in the pump,? Fresh fluid might helps this also.

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Old 02-17-2014, 06:26 AM
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It sounds like you are said you are not hearing any noise, so the belt might not be a problem. Are you in Charleston SC? The reservoir is a easy & cheap DIY, depending on where you shop your part. The CH11S fluid can be found at most NAPA stores. You would probably need 3 cans to refill. Somewhere less than 125.00 if you do it yourself. The problem could also be a sticking check valve in the pump,? Fresh fluid might helps this also.

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Thank you. I live in Charleston. You around here now?
I normally shop online and can do simple stuff myself. It has not happened since then, it happened for 2 days and stopped. I will change the fluid first I guess and if it happens again I will go ahead and change the reservoir and see how it goes.
An unrelated (maybe) issue is my car has been draining battery when it is not used and figured out the drivers side door sill lighting has been malfunctioning (high pitched whining noise when the car is off). I just took care of it by removing the connections to the sill. My question is whether low battery can cause issues like this?
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Thank you. I live in Charleston. You around here now?
I normally shop online and can do simple stuff myself. It has not happened since then, it happened for 2 days and stopped. I will change the fluid first I guess and if it happens again I will go ahead and change the reservoir and see how it goes.
An unrelated (maybe) issue is my car has been draining battery when it is not used and figured out the drivers side door sill lighting has been malfunctioning (high pitched whining noise when the car is off). I just took care of it by removing the connections to the sill. My question is whether low battery can cause issues like this?

I'm having similar issues.. Also with battery drain. Does anyone have any further information on this?
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