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Old 01-03-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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steering noise

when i turn the steering wheel after i start the car in the cold i hear a rattling noise but after driving a few minutes and the car is warmed up the noise is gone. can anyone tell me what that is or if its normal on 97 e39 540
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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Not normal, but very common on all cars when cold and something is on its way out (like PS pump), i suggest change the fluide ASAP and use an additive (Lukas is VERY good from my experience!)
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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Is this still happening? The PS pump may not be easily accessible but put a screwdriver to it and listen if you can. Actually do this to the alternator as well and see if it's making any funny noises.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:07 AM   #4
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Lukas additive is very thick imo..i had a leaky power steering system and it fixed it LOl

but VERY VERY heavy steering in winter times...

i used to be able to tell how cold it is outside depending on my steering feeling in the morning LOL
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:37 PM   #5
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reservoir was low so i added some atf, most of the noise went away. comes up faintly every now and again on cold days
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