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Steering wheel hard to turn on 325i bmw 2003

My steering wheel is hard to turn, started this weekend, power steering fluid is not clear.

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  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    My pump has gone out for a second time as well. 2003 325i. Where do I even find the power steering fluid reservoir?

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    the line has a hole in it

  • luisorozco Dec 11, 2008

    located reservoir ,pumped out,fiilled back up,steering still a little hard,what should i do next?

  • cdt2ltlloyd Mar 02, 2009

    Hello was driving through a gas station that had a in ground gas tank cover that was way too high and as I turned hit it and scraped the bottom of the car after I heard a hard hit of the front underside. steering wheel is hard to turn and there is fluid still in the power steering.

    Any idea what it is?

  • karolt Mar 03, 2009

    The power steering pump has failed for a 5th time. The pump which last failed was only 4 weeks old! This is a frequent but dangerous occurence. My pump went out and locked up my steering wheel while i was driving on the highway!!! Scary!!!!! I have a 2003 325I. Anyone else having this problem???

  • rudymora Mar 29, 2009

    Steering wheel was working fine yesterday, this morning I turned on my car let and let it warm up. As I put my car in reverse I turned the steering wheel but was way too hard. I checked to see if their was p/s fluid and it was about a little over 3/4 of the reservoir. Im guessing its the p/s pump but im also wondering it can be the belt that doesnt have the same tension that it had before because the belt has been cracked for a while now. If anyone has any idea what it can be, please reply would really apreciate it.



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Had a new pump fitted June 2008 after only having the car 3 days. Under warranty so does not cost me.
Had the same issue as the person who experienced the clicking. Thought maybe one of the panels protecting the engine underneath the front spoiler had broken and got caught up in the steering column. Indeed one on the right had been pushed into the steering after a holding pin had snapped moving the panel in towards the car. The panel was shredded in the corner where I suspected it had been hitting the wheel.
Thought that was my issue and had no more noises or hard turning issues. Last night the pump went for a second time.
Have not checked the fluid but the whole pump was only relpaced in June 2008 so it could have been leaking. I have a gravel drive so will not be able to tell.

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  • scowen793 Sep 25, 2008

    Spoke with BMW this morning.
    The power steering pump has failed for a second time. This is a BMW manufacturer malfunction and is covered under my warranty but even so I am concerned with the reliability of the car. The pump which failed was only 8 weeks old!



If the power steering fluid is full and belts ok but, it happened suddenly, provably the power steering pump shaft was broken.

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Ive seen on every 3 series bmw the powersteering high lines leak did you check if theres any fluid?

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