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BMW 530D 1999 (157K miles) groans when it turns corners, roundabouts. Power steering fault? Should I pull it all apart? Still seems to be working. John

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SOUND LIKE POWER STEERING PUMP SHAFT BEARING IS SCORED.YOU CAN OVER HAUL POWER STEERING PUMP OR BUY A REBUILT ONE.

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