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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 02-08-2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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Question Weird whining noise

I've noticed it before, but now it just seems to be a little more noticeable. When im in a red light, and the car is on Drive, if i turn the steering wheel just a little, it makes a weird whining noise. It's not loud at all, especially in the cabin, its very hard to notice. Only i notice because i feel it on the steering wheel. One of my mechanic friends told me its air pockets in the power steering pump. I think you guys might know better. What could it be? and how can i get rid of it?

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Old 02-09-2010, 08:02 AM   #2
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It's either:
1. Low on power steering fluid (which indicates a leak)
2. The power steering pump is going bad
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:36 AM   #3
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Damn, well I hope that's covered in my warranty.
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