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  1. E46 Touring
    Hello. I am new to e46 and to this forum. I recently bought and fitted a 712 rack to my car. The pulley was making weird noices for like 2 months and it finally let itself go today. My car has a weird setup from myself with CNC made wishbone, angle kit, camber plate and coilovers. The thing that...
  2. Suspension and Braking
    $500 BMW E46 330ci 330i ZHP POWER RACK & PINION YELLOW TAG 712 PERFORMANCE E30 E36 Z3 Up for sale is a BMW yellow tag rack and pinion off a 04 330i ZHP model. The rack is in good working condition. This rack is a performance upgrade and will fit all E46 models including E30 E36 Z4 and Z3 models...
  3. Suspension & Braking
    I am replacing the rack on my car and replaced the black cap that the giubo aligns with on the rack. I read the TIS and every post I could find, but wanted confirmation I have it correct. Can someone confirm these are the alignment marks?
  4. 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...
  5. General E46 Forum
    Good day everyone, I recently replaced my heater core in my 2004 E46 330ci Coupe. When I released the 4 bolts that hold the steering column to the dash bracket (4 large bolts) this fell out from the back left side of the steering column. I did not see exactly where it came from and I didn't...
  6. General E46 Forum
    I have just had the R&P replaced in my 99 328i sedan. I have noticed that when almost on full lock when turning left (when doing a u turn for example), sometimes it makes a strange (grinding?) sound from the right front wheel, like as if the R&P has reached the end of its travel. I have also...
  7. Interior
    Used M-sport steering wheel. Good condition, lower trim has some scratches. SOLD
  8. General E46 Forum
    I have a 2001 e46 320D station wagon with a new steering problem. I`ve owned this car for about 8 years with little to no problems, until recently. It has 182,000 km and in the last year I have had to do many repairs (shocks, turbo, water pump, brakes and discs). The last problem was a ball...
  9. General E46 Forum
    Introduction: * I have 2004 330i and I love it. I do my research on it if something happens, maintain it regularly, and try to keep it in shape as good as financially I can. Its my daily driver. Story: * On 07/22/17 (yesterday) I decided to go to Angeles Crest Hwy (its close-by to me), and...
  10. General E46 Forum
    Hi, I recently purchased a 2002 BMW 325i manual transmission car and I was wondering if the best power steering fluid for the car is: "ATF Dextron III" I've looked around the forums and just wanted to make sure this one is right for my car. Also: is it okay to just add this in with the...
  11. DIY: Do It Yourself
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  12. Suspension and Braking
    Looking to replace my steering coupler as I have some play in the steering wheel and thought I'd check here first. Anyone selling one? I'm in Ontario, Canada. Thanks!
  13. General E46 Forum
    Recently after replacing the control arms and bushings as well as steering coupler my car has a weird twitch in steering. It drives straight most of the time but as soon as you hit a bump or imperfection it sends a vibration through the steering column and the wheel rocks back and forth. Most of...
  14. General E46 Forum
    When I come to a stop and release the brakes the wheel shakes a bit. It's not much, but it jumps a bit as I'm releasing the pedal. The car drives straight and brakes straight but has this little shudder. I replaced the front bushings about 6 months ago so I don't think that's the problem. Any...
  15. General E46 Forum
    I've run into a new problem recently with my M3. When at idle my RPM will drop by about 400rpm whenever I turn the steering wheel (with AC off). It also does this when I disengage the clutch to come to a stop. It gets low enough to cause vibrations in the cabin. Not enough to stall the motor but...
  16. General E46 Forum
    My 2001 330i is having the problem that over bumps or imperfections in the road the steering wheel jerks left and right. The car stays planted and it's just felt in the steering wheel mostly over bumps at highway speeds or even driving over gravel it is noticeable. Recently I've changed out...
  17. General E46 Forum
    I know I know, I annoy myself with how much I talk about this, but I'm getting to the nitty gritty here. I have a high speed wobble that gets dramatically worse under braking that is accompanied by a horrid noise (only under braking). I have had a number of members look at my car in person, and...
  18. Suspension & Braking
    From what I've found people jump to the conclusion that its the pump but there's definitely assisted steering however my 330i is tremendously harder to steer than my mom's 325xi. The belt did snap on one point on my car and I drove without power steering for a few seconds (before i had to shut...
  19. E46 Xi Forum
    While working under the car I noticed that the driver's side tie rod boot is torn open and has completely separated into two pieces. With 103k miles on the car, I think it's a good times to replace both tie rods and boots. I'm probably going with Meyle tie rods and Febi boots. Any advice for...
  20. Suspension & Braking
    Hey fanatics! So i noticed when changing my breaks that my driver side control arm is able to jiggle when the right side cannot. I am going to replace but was curious on What brands are good for control arms , Does the brand really matter and Do i have to replace in pairs or can i just replace...
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