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Steering noise / looseness from bad tie rod?

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Hi guys,

I've noticed the steering wheel on my '91 325iX has movement whether driving or parked and makes noise. I know the passenger tie rod needs replacement. Could that cause this steering wheel issue? Video below, thanks.
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The steering shaft universal joint is worn out, or so it seems. Get someone to move the wheel like that while you observe the U joint. It's right below the firewall, between the steering shaft and steering rack input shaft. There should be ZERO slop in it. If it clicks, it's scrap.
It could be either of these joints, or both of them.


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