E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-14-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 24
My Ride: 2001 330i
Test Driving a Car-Help Identifying Problems

I am test driving the car for a couple of days and want to know what needs to be replaced so I can talk down the price.

1.There is steering wheel vibration during drivingo at both low and high speeds and the vibration seems to get a bit worse when braking. The seller mentioned that he went to get an alignment but was told he needs to replace a bushing in the front before the alignment can be done. Could the vibration be caused by the Front control arm bushings w/ bracket, part# 31126783376?

2.Also I noticed a hose looked a bit dodgy which I believe is an SAP vaccum line.
It's the curved hose in the top left hand corner of this diagram, connecting items 1 & 3 (thanks jfof). But, I can't seem to find a pn, can anyone help me out?


3.There a very slight noise that seems to come from the fan... after some research it seems like the bearings need to be greased? Not sure about this one.... I will post a video once I get home

Thanks for reading!

Last edited by noobsthename; 11-14-2012 at 01:09 PM.
noobsthename is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use