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Crespo5190 08-27-2012 02:17 PM

My steering wheel became very hard
 
So I drove up to Pasadena today then came back and stopped ay the grocery store and everything was ok. Went to work right after and 15 minutes later I come out to my car to leave and when turning it on it felt and sounded weird for a moment. I turned it off and tried again and it was ok but when I was trying to turn the steering wheel it was very hard. Luckily there's a mechanic next store and my mech. said it might be the power steering wheel gave out. The fluid is good. I just want to know if any of you guys had this problem out of nowhere and what was the outcome and part it needed. I looked through the forums and didn't find anything so I gave up looking. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Zell 08-27-2012 02:20 PM

I'd definitely say your PS pump died.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/cat...SUSstr_pg3.htm

Are remanufactured PS pumps available? A new one is really expensive.

Crespo5190 08-27-2012 02:23 PM

Dang it. Oh well I guess shiit like that happens. Hopefully my mechanic can get it for a low price. Thanks a lot dude. Hopefully It's just that and nothing too major.

FastHackem 08-27-2012 02:24 PM

Autozone has em for around $150

Crespo5190 08-27-2012 02:55 PM

Thanks for the input

Tutankhamon 08-27-2012 03:00 PM

Have your PS fluid checked, it's possible there's a leak somewhere. Much cheaper to be replacing a line or clamp than the whole pump if that's not the issue.

illestminimike 08-27-2012 03:12 PM

Blaze it. Problem solved.

Crespo5190 08-27-2012 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by illestminimike (Post 14683754)
Blaze it. Problem solved.

Haha you are one smart dude. Unfortunately it didn't solve anything :( still hard. Lol

Crespo5190 08-27-2012 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tutankhamon (Post 14683718)
Have your PS fluid checked, it's possible there's a leak somewhere. Much cheaper to be replacing a line or clamp than the whole pump if that's not the issue.

Yeah there's no leak. I'm just gonna replace the pump.

Crespo5190 08-29-2012 08:19 PM

Got the pump replaced today. Everything came out to $375.
My friend just got the same problem right now. Weird.

Zell 08-29-2012 09:06 PM

Did it fix it?

MercForHire 08-29-2012 09:28 PM

375 is a expensive fix

I bought pump for $125 and paid $120 labour to fix it.
It took the guy under 2 hours to do it.

tko200 08-29-2012 09:34 PM

I won a bid on a new ps pump on ebay $65, shipped , installed it myself.

Crespo5190 08-30-2012 06:17 PM

Unfortunately I'm not handy with mechanical stuff so ehh I needed a quick fix. And yes it fixed the problem.


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