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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 11-18-2010, 11:15 AM
ThreeTwoFive ThreeTwoFive is offline
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Wierd noise from steering

Yes. I already search.

I have this weird noise coming from my car lately.
The steering has to be at a certain position and the car must be in D and stopped. If its moving or in any other gear there is no noise. Kind of sounds like a knocking noise, and I dont know what it is. Its definately under/lower portion of the car somewhere..
Any ideas?
Edit: also i had the car on the lift and there is no noise when the wheels are up.
The car has to be on ground for the noise to occur..

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Old 11-18-2010, 11:49 AM
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ouch...that sounds nasty.
my best guess is that its coming from the hydraulic steering.

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Old 11-18-2010, 04:08 PM
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I hope not...
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:58 PM
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I hope not...
...hope so too.
you may eliminate the power steering pump by removing the inner belt and see if the noise is still there.
good luck.
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