Question about 2003 BMW 325
1.Is the power steering belt tight? Is it slipping?
2.If you have just one long serpentine belt, check the condition of it. Is it weather cracked on the bottom side? Check the tension of the serpentine belt. It may be that your belt tensioner is bad, and isn't putting the proper tension on the belt. (I found one recently, that at a casual observation the belt looked to be tight. Upon getting my hands in there, I found that the spring for the belt tensioner had broken, and the tensioner pulley assembly was just sitting there. NO tension!)
3.Was the power steering reservoir low, and you, or someone recently added power steering fluid? If the level was too low when the fluid was added, there will be air trapped inside the power steering pump. The cure is to have the engine running, and turn the wheels side to side. Turn all the way to one side, then the other. (It's easier, if the front of the car is supported, so that the front tires are off of the ground. Jack stands, and use wheel chocks on the rear wheels)
When you turn the wheels all the way to one side, and you hear a squeal, or whining sound, DON'T hold it there! Rotate to the other side.
Past this point, it's time to take it to a professional. Only someone who is right there with the car, can diagnose the problem fully.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
Check tyre pressure is correct
power steering pump pressure may be low!
or the valves in the rack could be worn o getting blocked
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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