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Old 03-09-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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Steering problem I need help someone please

Hey ok so I have 2002 m3 conv I had it for 5 year and up until now it's been driving strong but I'm having a problem with steering the wheel feels like it's loose and when I go over bumps the car wanders it's hard to explain I looked up things on google it says it could be my rack joints etc has anyone ever had this problem please lmk thank u!
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:00 AM   #2
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Hey ok so I have 2002 m3 conv I had it for 5 year and up until now it's been driving strong but I'm having a problem with steering the wheel feels like it's loose and when I go over bumps the car wanders it's hard to explain I looked up things on google it says it could be my rack joints etc has anyone ever had this problem please lmk thank u!
I had the same problem. Replaced Front Control Arm Bushings and problem solved 90%. MUST DO. It was hell driving but once replaced now I feel like I'm driving a BMW again. Cost me under $200 I think or maybe it was $250. This is including the parts.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:59 AM   #3
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sounds like the steering coupling to me
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:02 PM   #4
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Easy way to diagnose control arm bushing failure:

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Old 03-10-2014, 01:20 PM   #5
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Thank you guys! Ill see if it's that any other things I should be looking for of its not the front control arm bushings?
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:28 AM   #6
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Sounds like you need full suspension refresh, front and back.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:20 PM   #7
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Take to a local BMW mechanic and ask him to look at the front control arm bushings. In only 5 minutes you will know if that's the issue. If it is then all you have to do is replace them and problem solved.

I say this because I had EXACTLY SAME SYMPTOMS you are experiencing and once replacing front control arm bushings PROBLEM SOLVED.

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Even if you don't have that issue it can still be the front control arm bushings. Because I didn't experience this issue like in the video, yet still the problem WAS INDEED my front control arm bushings.

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:27 PM   #8
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Hey man you should really check out this thread http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=470103

and see this video:



The front control arm bushings fixed my problem about 90% but there is still a little play for me and I think that that thread may have the solution (see post: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...54&postcount=3 plus the two torx bolts).

I didn't hear the clunking before, but when I jiggled the wheel like in the video and listened I did in fact hear that clunking! So tomorrow I will be getting it replaced (today is Sunday).

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