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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 03-14-2010, 07:34 PM
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no power steering!

bought 03 325i 30000 miles somewhat wrecked {passenger front wheel suspension gone} replaced steering rack , and power steering pump ,aftermarket, still no power steering , is there a check valve i am missing ? or crappy pump,castrol fluids and raised wheels left to right but nothing? thanks brad
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:30 PM
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bought 03 325i 30000 miles somewhat wrecked {passenger front wheel suspension gone} replaced steering rack , and power steering pump ,aftermarket, still no power steering , is there a check valve i am missing ? or crappy pump,castrol fluids and raised wheels left to right but nothing? thanks brad
Did you replace the reservoir? Maybe the filter in it's clogged? If I recall the hollow bolt from the pressure hose to the rack is a kind of one-way check valve. I don't know if the other one is the same. Maybe you reversed the two when you did the rack. Did you bleed the system correctly?
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