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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 10-22-2012, 09:00 PM
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Lost steering wheel resistance - 528xi

Hello guys! It's my first post here, although i've been reading this forum for almost two years. I bought my 2008 528xi two years ago and it had no major problems until now I got into this bump and my car started making this loud noise. Mechanic showed me my 6 engine mounts completely broken. He replaced them but still waiting for some kind of "pillow" that needs to be replaced as well. I also noticed that steering wheel lost its resistance He doesn't know the answer yet. Any suggestions? Is my car will ever drive as it used to?
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:14 PM
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Your car will drive as it used too as long as your mechanic is worth his salt. This must be costing you a pretty penny. I hope you are filing this with your insurance.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:25 AM
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...Mechanic showed me my 6 engine mounts completely broken. He replaced them but still waiting for some kind of "pillow" that needs to be replaced as well...
6 engine mounts? really?
And a pillow?
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:53 AM
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Lost steering resistance came back!

Guys..... please don't make fun of me, i know, i'm a woman and my explanations sound stupid SOMETIMES, but i took my car to Mitchell's autorepair and after testdriving my car he said it's absolutely normal. So i drive it now and IT IS as it used to be. It feels different comparing to my husband's 328i with sport package, that i had to drive while fixing mine. But i see it's ok now. Any other recomendations for a good autorepair place in Brooklyn?
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:59 AM
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If lost steering resistance I guess you have car with steering assister.(active steering ) So it's actuator that is helping you move the steering wheel at stop and low speed, so maybe this actuator is faulty.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:32 AM
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If you have active steering and its faulted it will feel like the steering is loose.Easy turn to turn movement.Mine did this with low fluid and was faulted.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:16 PM
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Hey guys, how do i know if i have this active steering in my car, and if it's faulted?
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:23 PM
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go to BMW dealer with vin number and ask them to run your car for options. or use this http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/
you should have this option. S216A SERVOTRONIC HYDRO STEERING-SERVOTRONIC
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:50 PM
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Hey guys, how do i know if i have this active steering in my car, and if it's faulted?
If the fault is coming from a steering angle sensor, you will have to manually switch off your turn signal. As for whether or not you have A/S - here's the magic link.

http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/
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