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  1. LUK LF-30 vs CARDONE Power Steering Pump

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    A bit of a warning to anyone else replacing their power steering pump. I replaced a whining power steering pump but screwed up and ran the engine with only air in the pump, wrecking the whole thing. Pelican's guide was very helpful with a tip about loosening the pulley's bolts with the...
  2. X5 Re-installing the power steering pump.

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Hey guys, I was dealing with my oil thermostat leak, and dropped off the power steering pump to ease access to the thermostat. I fixed the thermostat leak but I can't put the power steering pump back. I didn't loosen any hoses; just released the bolts and pulled it out, and positioned it away...
  3. Advice for rack

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I just bought a E30 325e 1984 from craigslist. It needs a new power steering system. As far as the rack goes I have been reading about swapping in a E36 rack as it handles better (I am looking to build into a track car). My question is which E36 model rack will fit? Also if I have the E36 rack...
  4. PLEASE HELP - Engine Noise

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi Bimmerfest folks, I live in Winnipeg, Canada and am the proud owner of a BMW E53. Recently, I have been hearing this rattling noise when I start the engine. I can't figure it out if the noise is coming from a tension/idle pulley, a worn out belt, or simply the power steering pump. The noise...
  5. power steering pump

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I was told the loud screeching noise from engine compartment of my '03 X5 was my power steering pump failing. Dealer quoted $1500 to replace just the pump and nothing else. My question is this...1- can the filter in the pump reservoir become clogged and cause this noise and 2-can the filter...
  6. power steering and power assist (rack and pinion) problem

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the site forgive me if I posted twice - A year ago I went and got 4 new lines crimped for my power steering in my 1990 325i 4 door coupe and dropped the front end of my car to replace the oil pan gasket ( found it in my oil pump filter btw) anyhow, recently I put it...
  7. power assist (rack and pinion) and power steering

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hello everyone - I am new here- A year ago I got new hoses crimped for my power steering - four lines in total - I just tried hooking everything up but I have some serious issues. when I try to turn the steering wheel it viciously has a mind of its own. so what I am wondering is did I hook up...
  8. Questioning my mechanic...

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Alright. So I noticed a bit of a stain on my driveway last year November and it slowly got bigger, of course, a leak of some sort. I took it to my mechanic for an inspection and he told me that it was due to a crack in my power steering pump. Now, at the time I didn't have enough cash to...
  9. Power Steering Hose Issue

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    This is my first time posting. I have a 1995 530i E34. I had to replace the power steering pump. One of the hoses, however, is leaking at the pump. I believe it's the fitting that connects to the pump that is leaking. I want to replace this hose but can not identify what hose this actually is...
  10. how do I get the bottom power steering hose off the pump?

    X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    Help! Please! I have everything peeled open and have dismantled everything I can, but there is still one hose on the ps pump that I just can't get off! I am replacing my groaning and barely functioning power steering pump on my 2008, 4.8l, X5 with adaptive drive. I have removed the fan...
  11. Why are V8 E39 power steering pump brackets cracking & what should owners inspect now

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Why are V8 E39 power steering pump brackets cracking & what should owners inspect now What is the reason the E39 540i power steering pump bracket is cracking, and what should you inspect for? This thread today brought up how a cracked power steering pump bracket could have caused an engine...
  12. 2009 530i LCI - strange steering groan

    E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I own an early 2009 E60 530i with the N52K engine, hot weather package and 49k miles. It's my 8th or 9th BMW and I'm encountering an annoying issue which has never come up on any previous cars I've owned When turning the steering wheel either left or right, I hear a groaning noise -- not on...
  13. 2002 325xi Power Steering

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I think my power steering pump finally went on my 2002 325xi. It had been been a bit 'grabby' when I was at slow speed (parking etc) but worked fine at speed. Anyway now it is extremely difficult to turn at a low speed and not much better at speed. I have two questions- Can I drive (carefully)...
  14. Power steering pump and alternator oil leak

    7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    So trying to get at the gasket on the alternator mount to deal with oil leak, need to remove power steering pump, i took off the two bolts on the front and it won't budge.... i need to know what i missed before i can move forward. Links to pictures of vids would be helpful but not necessarily...
  15. need help w/pwr steering

    E34 M5 (1988-1995)
    hey all, my earlier production '91 ( I"m thinking) needs a new pwr steering pump. Its moaning a lot.....after I had my local INDY try a rebuilt (gasket) kit to stop the leak and the sound, it worked for a while.....but leak returned mainly. Had another shop ( when I moved to Colorado fix the...
  16. PSP help please.

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello all, I have a question which concerns my power steering pump. I have removed the belts and have ordered all pulleys and tensioners due to a noise (squealing, screaming, screeching, etc.). At first I thought it was the PSP but am not sure now as one of the pulleys is definitely on its last...
  17. Power Steering Pump Gone Bad and Hoses Leaking

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    2000 328i 156,XXX 5-speed Prod. 03/2000 according to realoem.com SEE PICS BELOW! Hey Guys, So my power steering pump went bad for the past couple days. When i turn my steering wheel left and right while parking, it makes this embarrassing loud vibrating noise, also when I'm driving making a...
  18. NEWB - 2007 E66 750LI - E66 Diagrams & POWER STEERING WHINE???

    7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hey Beemer folk, I'm new to the forum. I've had 4 BMW"s in my life, all e34's, one MacaoBlau E34 M5 which I dearly miss. I just stepped up to a Black 2007 750LI E66 body and it's a beauty but like every vehicle I own...I NEED TO KNOW WHERE I AM AT. 1. There is a slight power steering whine...
  19. Power Steering Failure!!!

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Ok, I am a pretty technically inclined person, but before spending money..AGAIN...i need a few BMW experts advice. Problem Statement: Practicing Parrallel Parking with Daughter and all the sudden the PS went out. I got out of car and no signs of leaking from PS System. After some time on the...
  20. Steering gets difficult around 3500rpm!!

    E39 (1997 - 2003)
    For my 540iT. I thought I was going crazy, but I have noticed on a few rare occasions that when I make a turn with RPM's around 3500, the wheel almost locks up/takes a lot more force to turn. Sounds like the PS pump may be going out, but why would it do this only around this RPM range. I...
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