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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 02-15-2015, 10:26 AM
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Cold weather wooes

It was -11 or -33 with wind chill when I started her up this morning. Can this cold cause power steering whine, that goes away after it warms up a bit? Or is it a sign that I will be needing to replace power steering components in the future?
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:39 AM
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Was the car parked outside in such conditions? My 97 used to be very hard to turn when parked outside overnight in the cold, so yeah I'm sure your car is fine. But you may want to switch up fluids? My 530i has some green stuff in it! It looks like Predator blood from those movies!! Lol. Its very strange.
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Yea it was parked outside, it wasnt hard to turn. It was just whining kinda loud. The ps fluid was recently flushed in the last year or so.
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Could the system have been fighting frozen or ice-jammed suspension parts?
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How long did it last? If it was very short ~ 1-2 mins could be the air pump going
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Could the system have been fighting frozen or ice-jammed suspension parts?
That is what I was thinking. The belts were squeeling and the ps pump was whining, it went away after the car got to operating temperature. Just found it to be weird, this never happened before.
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