Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)

E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-09-2013, 09:44 AM
mgarciah mgarciah is offline
Registered User
Location: Costa Rica
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 93
Mein Auto: 320i, X3 and X5
Steering Rack serviceable

I have an E90 2006, I have some weird knocking sounds from the front axle, my mechanic told me that there is some thing wrong with the Steering rack but it is not serviceable so it must be replaced... price here...US$3000.00 is there any way to fix it??

I saw some used on ebay but just want to know experiences from others.
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 02-09-2013, 07:08 PM
CALLAWAY845 CALLAWAY845 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: phoenix
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 275
Mein Auto: 2007 x5 3.0...2009 328i
Wow, from crying - to rolling on the floor laughing...quite the swing in emotions. My advice is to provide more info, there are very knowledgeable 'festers here, but they need info to work with...and you have given almost nothing (besides your emotions)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2013, 09:00 PM
CALWATERBOY's Avatar
CALWATERBOY CALWATERBOY is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Francisco
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10,009
Mein Auto: 2009 E93 N54
Quote:
Originally Posted by CALLAWAY845 View Post
Wow, from crying - to rolling on the floor laughing...quite the swing in emotions. My advice is to provide more info, there are very knowledgeable 'festers here, but they need info to work with...and you have given almost nothing (besides your emotions)

How did he diagnose the steering rack?

The sad truth is, ain't inexpensive and does take time. Found no repair info.

Name:  sad.gif
Views: 66
Size:  4.2 KB
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2013, 06:26 AM
raleedy's Avatar
raleedy raleedy is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,125
Mein Auto: 2013 F10 528i
Steering is a nice feature to have in a car.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-10-2013, 06:34 AM
mgarciah mgarciah is offline
Registered User
Location: Costa Rica
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 93
Mein Auto: 320i, X3 and X5
Well I have no further info than.... ".. it is damaged and must be replaced..." I will pick up my car on monday and I will check it myself, just want to confirm if there is nothing to do with it if its damaged, the symptom... the knocking sound comes from the left side and it more noticiable in reverse, in forward you hear a knock in reverse is like something loose.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-10-2013, 06:41 AM
mgarciah mgarciah is offline
Registered User
Location: Costa Rica
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 93
Mein Auto: 320i, X3 and X5
Quote:
Originally Posted by CALLAWAY845 View Post
Wow, from crying - to rolling on the floor laughing...quite the swing in emotions. My advice is to provide more info, there are very knowledgeable 'festers here, but they need info to work with...and you have given almost nothing (besides your emotions)
Exactly!!, first emotion was crying!! I knew ain't inexpensive, but after knowing the cost!!!.... senseless, crazy!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-10-2013, 09:28 AM
hondo402000 hondo402000 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Charlotte, NC
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,645
Mein Auto: 2007-335 HTC
can you be more specific, like when does the knocking happen, when turning left and right, or just when you are going forward and reverse and turning too?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-10-2013, 12:04 PM
fun2drive's Avatar
fun2drive fun2drive is offline
BMWCCA 149159
Location: Panhandle of Florida
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,610
Mein Auto: 335 vert//M3/4/ 13Outback
Get a 2nd opinion from another respected BMW shop.
Yes your rack is rebuildable but it has to be removed and sent to a shop like
http://shop.rackdoctor.net/category.sc?categoryId=6

They rebuild racks for a lot of makes and do a quality rebuild.
How expensive is it to ship it there and back I don't know.

I just had them ship me a rebuild and I sent the core back.
I would suggest you call them and talk to them if the 2nd shop provides the same analysis.
I have never heard of the sounds you mention related to a rack. Typically a bad rack is hard to turn when the car is cold and moans and then when warms goes away.
Yours sound more like a suspension piece is broken...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-10-2013, 07:37 PM
mgarciah mgarciah is offline
Registered User
Location: Costa Rica
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 93
Mein Auto: 320i, X3 and X5
Thanks for your answers, mine sounds when you "force" the turn, I mean on highways there is no sound but if you try to turn at slow speed it will sound but not always, I already changed ball joints and other suspension pieces but the sound remains, when you go in reverse it is easier to hear it
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms