BMW E46 Fanatics Forum banner

power steering pump

  1. Heavy steering and stalling in low RPM’s on m54

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, on my 2003 325i touring I have recently changed original power steering pump because of it’s broken driving shaft. I’ve replaced it with new aftermarket one and turned the wheel back and forth to get system rid of the air, however the steering still feels heavy once at idle and when...
  2. E46 330Ci Power Steering Issues

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys and thanks in advance. I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. I drive a 2001 330ci with 150k km. Anyway, yesterday my power steering started playing up. It was making grinding sounds with even the slightest turns. Shortly after the power steering just stopped. So now I get a bit...
  3. Which ps pump ?

    General E46 Forum
    Ok so I bought a 02 325ci last summer with a defective/used pressure hose. The car would drive just fine but at low speeds the steering wheel is very hard to turn (which makes parking very difficult). Now the pump failed (I was expecting it) and I decided it was time to change the pressure hose...
  4. Weird - Power steering heavy ONLY when standing still

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, noticed yesterday that when i was backing out of my driveway that when i stopped and were to turn my steering wheel it was very very heavy, once i started driving, it got light again. This now happens everytime i take the car to a stop, and as soon as the car starts to move it gets light...
  5. Power Steering pump beggining to fail? Help

    General E46 Forum
    So I have run into a problem and from what I researched it leads me to believe my power steering pump may have failed on me. I have searched the forums but haven't seen or read anything quite like this. The steering is not stiff & the noise occurs whether I'm driving or at a stop. This is a link...
  6. Power Steering Pump

    General E46 Forum
    I just recently changed my P/S fluid and hoses. Two days after I now get a horrific sound whenever I barely turn the wheel to the left or the right almost as if there is no fluid at all :tsk: (it does get better at higher speeds). Indy shops telling me it's the pump. $100 in labor if I bring him...
  7. 330ci power steering upgrade and sat nav!

    General E46 Forum
    I have a November 2000 330ci which I think has never has had the power steering upgrade. The car was bought second hand one owner full service history and only 73000 ks. Beyond the post March power steering pump is there anything else that needs to be changed to add some more feel to the...
  8. 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...
  9. Power steering problems

    E46 Xi Forum
    So I have a 02 325xi with no signs of power steering problems until today. I was turning into my driveway and all of a sudden it started growling at me. A low pitch growl. I know its most likely something to do with the power steering. I checked the fluid, its not low and color looks fine. The...
  10. WTB:01 325xi rack&pinion,high pressure hose,and power steering pump

    Suspension and Braking
    Please email privite with prices for the following: -rack&pinion -high pressure hose -power steering pump
  11. Power Steering Pump Question

    General E46 Forum
    A little over a year ago my power steering pump went out and was replaced by the BMW dealer, since I had just bought the car from them a week before. This weekend I lost power steering again. My car is a 2003 330i w/sport pkg and 66k miles. Last time they told me the shaft had sheered off at 55k...
  12. BMW E46 Power Steering Pump LUK LF20 for rebuild/parts

    Complete Cars - Non-Private
    Currently posted on eBay. Ends Sep 28, 201009:15:10 PDT. BMW Power Steering Pump for E46 LUK Model LF20 !!!! BROKEN !!!! FOR REPAIR OR PARTS !!!!
  13. 2004 325I dash lights !

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys i bought a 2004 325I about 7 months ago, and i'm new in the bimmer world. A month ago the steering was heavy and made a cracking noise. i took the vehicle to the mechanic, and he replaced the steering rack. well the problem was not fixed completely. i took the vehicle where they...
  14. 2002 BMW 325i My first car E46

    General E46 Forum
    Hi , i signed to this forum, because i read so many threads here and i think there are many experts ;) Heres my story I bought my 2002 BMW 325i automatic tran. last february with 76 000 miles on it. Then 2 months later when i turned 18 i got my licence finally so i didnt have to be so carefull...
  15. E46 328i power steering pump

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I drive a 1999 328i that was assembled in South Africa. The power steering pump needs to be replaced. There arent many garages where I live but I came across a replacement pump that was taken off a 320i 2002 model. Will the pump fit into my 99 328? I havent accessed my pump yet to see if...
  16. DIY Power Steering Pump LF20 to LF30 Help

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Reposting because I think the guys in the DIY thread might know a little bit more than in the General thread. :) I have a '00 E46 328CI that has the original LF-20 pump that just went on me, got a very good deal on an LF-30 power steering pump.. I also found this TSB bulletin (at the bottom)...