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  1. Hard Steering Suddenly

    General E46 Forum
    I was driving my car yesterday and parked in a parkade. When I went in, I thought I felt the steering wheel vibrate a bit. I thought it was the bumps. I went shopping. Came back. Steering is very hard. There are no leaks. I think it is the power steering pump. I topped up the fluid, as it was...
  2. '04 Power Steering Hum at 800-1200 RPM... Help?

    General E46 Forum
    I Have an '04 325ci and i believe i have a LF-30 power steering pump installed but i could be wrong, i have yet to stuck my head under the car. My problem is I am getting a hum/ very light vibration at low RPM's ranging from 800-1200 RPM. But once i get going and on the road, and the rpm's...
  3. F/S - OEM Power Steering Pump LUK LF-30 (Used w/ Warranty)

    Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts
    I have a used OEM LUK LF-30 in good condition that comes with a 4 month warranty from the BMW auto dismantler. If you are curious as to why I have this you can see my thread here: Possible Power Steering Pump Failure? or more specifically post #7. Bottom line is: purchased for $230, can only...
  4. Power Steering Pump Causes Metal Fillings Contamination and Failure

    General E46 Forum
    A couple of days ago, I had posted my experience encountering steering wheel locks when I steer fully to the right, especially when reversing and parking in tight quarters. Only when I steer fully to the right due I encounter the "locks" (heavy resistance and the steering does not automatically...