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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:15 PM
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Steering wheel "THUNK," not grind, vids inside. HELP

I've read quite a few threads on steering wheel thunking, grinding... noise. So here is my video, with hopefully a sound that someone can identify and help me figure out what it is.

i've seen answers ranging from:

1. PS fluid - Checked and topped off
2. Worn suspension (could be; car has 90K miles) But what
3. Tire rub - Doesnt look like it.


Any input would be greatly appreciated!

lucas

Steering wheel "thunking" vids!


Also, anyone know how to embed Google Plus vids direct?
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:36 PM
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Have you checked the u joint coupling in the steering column . Its located just before the rack.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:37 PM
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Have you checked the u joint coupling in the steering column . Its located just before the rack.
Would that be inside the cabin, under the car, or where?

Regardless, I have not checked out anything other than poking and prodding a bit everywhere!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:31 PM
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If I had to take a wild guess, I would have someone else turn the wheel while you listen near the shock/strut to see if that's the source of the noise.

It may only be on one side so check both when having the wheel turned back and forth.
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