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Fast_Gal
08-16-2004, 12:33 PM
My steering wheel seems to make a "creeking" noise when i move it. Even when I'm driving straight.

Has anyone had to lube their wheel?

thanks for your interest in my question.*wave*

jeremy
08-16-2004, 12:37 PM
power steering fluid ?

Fast_Gal
08-16-2004, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by jeremy
power steering fluid ?


it's done this right out of the box.

Jon@Bimmersport
08-16-2004, 02:30 PM
haha nice title...

well when i worked at benz in the E320 4matic there was a faulty seal that caused a squeak in the steering, it was 1 stupid seal that caused it alll.....check for any recalls done by BMW, and i guess take it in and just make up shit like wat u heard, and ask if they can check it etc....i doubt they'll do any real checks except for driving it around the lot but still.

jeremy
08-16-2004, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by Fast_Gal
it's done this right out of the box.

have the steering joints checked

Mystikal
08-16-2004, 06:02 PM
Did you actually check the fluid level though? It could still be low.

oafguy
08-17-2004, 03:41 PM
Mine made the same noise. I had the dealer check and it was a faulty seal. They fixed it free. It took 2-days because they did not have the part in stock.

Jon@Bimmersport
08-17-2004, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by oafguy
Mine made the same noise. I had the dealer check and it was a faulty seal. They fixed it free. It took 2-days because they did not have the part in stock.

bingo.

*th-up*

it makes the most sense to me.

low power steering fluid will also result in heavier steering wont it?

Mystikal
08-17-2004, 05:55 PM
If it was low since she got the car it wouldn't really be noticeable now would it Jonny? :P

Jon@Bimmersport
08-17-2004, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by Mystikal
If it was low since she got the car it wouldn't really be noticeable now would it Jonny? :P

Yes it would...but it was a general question? lol

Gamite
08-19-2004, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by E46_lover
bingo.

*th-up*

it makes the most sense to me.

low power steering fluid will also result in heavier steering wont it?

not necessarily, my fluid was low, but it didn't have heavier steering, it just made noise when I moved the wheel all the way to the left or right.