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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 10-07-2012, 11:17 AM
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1997 BMW 528i

Power steering pump replaced but steering still tough...any suggestions? What to look at next?
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:46 PM
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PS reservoir filter may be plugged up. Did the pump grenade? There may be metal pieces clogging the lines.

Did you bleed the system after the install?
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:45 PM
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We took that apart and cleaned it really good. I feel like i have flushed all the lines good. The only thing I am trying to find a video to see what it should look like when it is circulating. I read somewhere that there is a filter in the reservoir, i did not replace it. Is it at the bottom and is it replaceable or should we get a new reservoir? Thanks for the help too.
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