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Old 12-22-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Car makes noise when tunrining....whats up with this?

Since it has got cold out, my 94 318is has been making a whining noise when i turn, and it seems to be coming from the drivers side. This doesnt happen all the time though.

Could this be power steering, or maybe water pump? any suggestions as to what it could be?
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:02 PM   #2
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I got rid of my noise by flushing the system and putting in new fluid. If that won't work for you, have the belt checked before you look into the pump
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
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Leaky power steering lines sucking air, try to re-clamp all connections, or at reservoir. GL.

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:48 PM   #4
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Low fluid, also the cold makes it worse until the vehicle heats up
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:05 PM   #5
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depending on the noise and where it's coming from it could ver well be a wheel bearing
does it do it when turning to one side but not the other?
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:22 PM   #6
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Low power steering fluid for sure. That is when you turn it in the morning and let it idle for a bit in neutral. Had a same issue with my 318i (M42).
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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Check all the above mentioned; also serpentine pulley; they are known to seize and can also make noise intermittently.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:43 AM   #8
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depending on the noise and where it's coming from it could ver well be a wheel bearing
does it do it when turning to one side but not the other?
at first i only noticed the sound when i turned left, but i have come to notice that it really doesnt matter which way i turn.

ill start tomorrow by checking the fluid level.
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i just want to be sure that i have the location of the power steering reservoir correct. located near the front on the drivers side, says ATF only?
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