BMW E36 power steering problems are fairly common on higher mileage vehicles. The power steering hoses are a typical culprit of leaky power steering fluid. The power steering pump is also a common fail point on older E36s. The good news is that most of the time a major power steering problem is caused by negligent maintenance that can be avoided.
Jul 04, 2011 · BMW is recalling 50 units of the 2011 BMW X3 for a potential power-steering problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a control module in the electric power-steering...
I have recently acquired a e91 330d and I'm having problems with the steering. It's my second e91, the first had hydraulic PAS and this one has some new fangled electric power steering thing on it!
Aug 06, 2017 · On my Z4 2003 the upper column failed ( only £3000 from BMW ! ) so luckily you have the facelift one. However I was able to drive the car without the power steering but parking was a chore. So you could remove the fuse for the power steering and see how it perfoms at speed.
Aug 08, 2017 · For BMW, which calls each of its vehicles "The Ultimate Driving Machine," anything less than perfect steering feedback, without too much effort, is not good enough which is why they equipped the 1999-2006 BMW E46 3 Series with an optional active power steering assist system.
The power steering pump is a critical component of this, forcing hydraulic fluid into the rack and pinion (or steering box), assisting the movement of the steering wheel. With age, a power steering pump will begin to make grinding or squealing noises at full lock, indicating bearing wear.
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