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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:07 PM
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I got the 330i two days ago but now when I turn the wheel feel like they rumble or make some kind of noise?
Any body know what it could be and how to fix that problem?
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:28 PM
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Can you feel anything in the steering wheel, or is it just a sound?
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:42 PM
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I got the 330i two days ago but now when I turn the wheel feel like they rumble or make some kind of noise?
Any body know what it could be and how to fix that problem?
You`re gonna have to `splain this better....
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:40 PM
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Yea vibration when I turn or also when I just turn it on move it in any direction just a little it does it too.
But as I accelerate and and turn it doesn't make the vibration.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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Here`s a few possibilities:

CABs

Worn Tires

Wheel bearings

Tie Rod ends

Steering giubo

Ball joints
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Does the vibration happen only when you are moving the steering wheel, or doesn't happen if you turn the wheel and hold it in the same place as you are going around a corner?
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I'm having trouble describing what I'm talking about, so if it doesn't make sense, just tell me.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:15 PM
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Thanks.
But it happens as I turn the steering wheel even if it's just a little to any side
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:21 PM
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It's something in the steering system then, not suspension or anything. Is your power steering fluid topped off? I would check the level. Idk, it could be one of a hundred things, but I would check power steering fluid first.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:30 PM
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Ok thanks I'll check that.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:20 PM
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I have the same problem; a slight rumble[very slight] and a whine when I turn the wheel, but I only hear it when stationary.

I'll be topping off the power steering tmr then.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:04 PM
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