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Old 11-14-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
noobsthename
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Join Date: May 2012
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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?

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachm...7&d=1327794586

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!

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