Steering problem

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Steering problem

Postby Dloonat » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:12 am

Hi,
I've got a 2010 118d m sport e82.

Today when I was driving my steering became really heavy. It doesn't matter whether I'm going 1 mph or 70mph the steering is really heavy and stiff. I have to put quite a bit of effort into moving the steering wheel. On idle the steering is still heavy and stiff but if you go lock to lock a couple of time it feels light again but once you stop it become heavy again.

The tyres are at the correct pressure.

I'm new to bmw's and this is my first BMW.

Anyone got any ideas of what the issue could be.

Cheers Dan

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Re: Steering problem

Postby Octavius » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:55 am

Yours has electric power steering. Sounds like a problem
With the unit itself.
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Re: Steering problem

Postby Dloonat » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:04 pm

That's correct my steering is electric.

Would this mean I would have to replace steering rack and electric pump or can I just replace just one.

How much would I be looking at to replace the unit general price

Cheers Dan


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