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Old 06-12-2013, 08:40 AM
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When I turn my wheels I hear a 'pop' everytime i turn them

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Every time I turn my wheels I hear a 'pop' I have been hearing this practically ever since I bought it almost 2 years ago and now I am just getting around to asking what in the world it is? Also when I listen and I turn the wheel all the way to the left are right I hear this "Pshhhh" noise like it is some hydraulics saying hey that is as far as the wheel turns, stop.

What is that?

Also, last question, when my car has been off for a while and I open the door to go and start it, I hear this electronic noise every time i open the door like it is getting ready to be started and same thing after I turn the car off it does it after about 10-15 minutes after being off, is that the electronic fuel pump moving in position that makes that electronic noise?

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:52 AM
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... when I listen and I turn the wheel all the way to the left are right I hear this "Pshhhh" noise like it is some hydraulics saying hey that is as far as the wheel turns, stop.
That is exactly correct.

Nowhere near enough information for me to comment on the other noises.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:56 AM
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Yea not sure what more information I can give on the loud pop i hear when I turn the wheels, it does it every time as if it is hitting something but I have looked and cant see anything. Sounds as if I were to knock on wood 1 time with my knuckles
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:31 AM
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The pop I can't help with. I would have suspected a bad bearing, but if it happens every time you turn and lasted two years, I would expect the bearing to have failed by now.

But the electronic noise is normal -- as you suspected it is the fuel pump staying primed. Several posts were made previously and may be pulled up if you search with the right keywords.

I'd get the pop looked at, though.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:12 AM
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Yea I been meaning to get it looked at lol but Im lazy to take it to the dealership and have them look at it and I know they will try to charge some retarded price
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:22 PM
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You may be right that the dealership will be expensive. That's their reputation, especially if you don't have a good relationship already established or are a long-time customer where they might throw you a bone.

Try www.bimrs.org. Several folks on here use it to find independent BMW mechanics in their area. You might find a good indy gets you a cheaper fix.
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The most common cause I've had is sway bar end links needing re-torquing. That would be my first look-see as it doesn't have a cost. After 2 years and you don't have any other issues related to steering/alignment/handling, doesn't sound too serious.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:52 AM
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Alright I took it in and they said it was the passenger side lower control arm that was making the popping noise, going to get it quoted to see how much it costs to change it. They did say that I don't have to and it will most likely be fine though
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When I turn my wheels I hear a 'pop' everytime i turn them

Was going to say control arm. Same noise on my Mercedes. Probably have to change both sides.


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Every time I turn my wheels I hear a 'pop'....

What is that?

All righty then....suspension check LONG overdue!

  • Inspect for bad bushing[s] and ball joint[s]
  • Have shocks & struts checked
  • Replace shocks & struts at 60k mi use even if they 'seem good' - Koni FSD's much recommended
  • Re-torque all suspension parts with wheels at normal ride height
  • Yup, that includes sway end links and upper shock & strut nuts - rear upper shock nuts a b***h!
  • Inspect & re-torque strut tower brace
  • Have the car aligned - that would include verifying ride height within spec

OK, a qualifier: Has your suspension been modified in any way?


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Old 08-12-2013, 08:04 PM
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If you're lowered, it could be the springs binding.

Lower control arm bushings tend go around 30k on this chassis.
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