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  1. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hello fellow enthusiasts.. 1) I am new to this type of thing so please bear with me.....I want to do a comprehensive steering wheel flush, not just a simple suction and refill of the reservoir... Can anyone help me identify a 2008 535xi or similar steering rack drain plug / bolt? Or are...
  2. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Trying to remove the hoses at the rack and pinion but the plastic knob that you turn 1/4 turn to unlock the hose is broken. I tryed everything (even asking BMW shop) and all forums and found nothing. Even Youtube does not show that. Bmw X3 2004. One of the hoses is 32413428381. I dont want to...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey guys, so I'm pretty sure I've got a bad front rack and pinion on my hands. I drive a 2006 bmw 330i, and I started leaking power steering fluid (ATF) out of my front right axle, right at the cv boot, basically. From what I've found out through my research, it's either the whole entire rakc...
  6. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    OK I have been trying to figure out if I need new tierods or rack and pinion (steering rack). This all started when I noticed my rubber boots covering the tie rod ball joints were split in half. On further inspection I noticed what I was afraid was hydraulic fluid on the diver side boot and on...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Ha ha... How in the world does the rack come out from under the chassis after everything is disconnected. It almost looks like the motor mounts need disconnected so that I can get it out. What's the secret here?
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Searched the forums and didn't find a thread with my symptoms, so throwing this out there: 97 528i: >229,000 miles production date: 11/96 -Rack and pinion was making noises at 228,500 miles. changed the PS resevior hoses (supply and return), and flushed fluids. -Changed the rack and pinion...
  9. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Picture this. 6am. Dark outside. Groggy and cranky en route to Orlando, a 4 hour drive. Stop at gas station to add oil. Due to being groggy and cranky, not wearing glasses, I pour oil into ATF tank. YIKES! Once realized it, stuffed it with paper towels to absorb it out. Car didnt explode, so...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Yes I know that this topic has been beaten repeatedly but for my sake please once more.... Thank you. So I'm looking to purchase an E39... Please help me make the RIGHT choice. My commute is about 35 miles each way. Mornings run about 45 minutes and evenings 1.5 hours. (YES LOTS of TRAFFIC)...
  11. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hello, My first post besides the intro! Its tough finding a good mechanic in L.A. Here's the diagnostic - one mechanic told me two hoses are leaking from that have to do with the power steering after jacking up the car and rolling under to see, nothing really pointed out. Almost $150 to 200...
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