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  1. E46 General
    Looking for a new or reman steering rack for my 323i. I’ve read a lot of bad rack doctor reviews recently and was wondering if there was an agreed upon source for a good product. I’ve heard good things about cardone on other cars, but any info of what to lean towards and stay away from would be...
  2. Suspension, Brakes
    Hello all. I am looking to upgrade my 325 with a new steering rack, as the old purple tag has begun to wear out and lose feel around the center at 200K miles. I am considering the yellow tag rack that was on the 330s and ZHP, but I am also wondering if it is possible to swap in an M3 rack...
  3. Suspension, Brakes
    Hoping to get some help on this, I have a 2000 323i. I am in need of a new steering rack and understand that the "yellow tag .712" and "purple tags" are sought after, but have caused issues with dsc on earlier model e46's (like mine). I believe I have the mk20, but I could be wrong. I was...
  4. E46 General
    Hi there, for those who didn't see my Old Post, my car was unstable above 50 mph. Changed my hub centric rings. No more vibration but my car is still unstable. I was thinking my strut bearing was dead but looks like everything is good. I am still going to replace my front struts cause they are...
  5. E46 General
    Hey guys, Am new here! Just after a little advice regarding this issue. I own a 2003 320i with the m54b22 on 210k kms. Had the power steering kill itself about a month ago (real sinister crunchy groan + heavy steering). I replaced the pump with a used one with 3 months warranty. After...
  6. E46 General
    So I’m kinda stumped. I have a 2000 323i I’ve had to change the steering rack because one of the lines rusted out. Now I’ve pulled the steering rack out and have a new part ready to install but it seems like the steering column shaft got extended out. I can’t get the steering rack in properly...
  7. E46 Touring
    Hello. Few days ago i had an unfortunate accident and now i need to change my steering rack along with rods. But i struggle to find the exact steering rack. I see someone is selling one for 318i. But my car is 320d with 136hp engine. (i dont know the code but my cars model year is 1999). So the...
  8. E46 General
    My 2001 e46 needs to pass a state safety and emissions inspection before I can get new tags. But the power steering pump (I assume) went out a month ago. It has the normal failure symptoms: fine one minute, then without warning, super hard to turn at low speeds. Like every BMW I've ever owned...
  9. E46 General
    Hi, Im new in the forum, I have search everything on the internet (I hope so) about this, so if someone could give me any advise on what to do I would appreciate. So, my old TRW steering rack had bad seals and death zone in the center, so I replaced it with ZF yellow tag steering rack. After I...
  10. E46 General
    I have always noticed that one of the power steering hoses hangs wayy too low when the front splash guard is off. Since I always leave it on apart from when I am working under the car, I have never given it a second thought. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that there seems to be evidence of...
  11. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi guys, I just finished uploading a video I put together that highlights a power steering fluid replacement, without having to drain it from the steering rack. I filmed it on my E39, but it's the same process on the E46. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d83uXhoUcVk
  12. E46 General
    I recently had a new steering rack put on my 2000 328i. I took off on a trip and found that the abs light would come on and the brakes on the front began to chatter and act like they were adjusting themselves. Can something done during installation of the steering rack cause this problem?
  13. Suspension, Brakes
    I remember reading a while back how the 99/00 MY E46s had overboosted power steering, which makes the steering feel a little too light/floaty when driving along at speeds that a BMW is meant to be driven at! ;) I've searched here and bimmerforums but not come up with the threads i had read way...
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