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Old 02-04-2013, 01:33 AM   #1
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Steering Column diy. HELP!

Hi guys!

I need alittle help replaceing my steering column(I don't know if that is the right english word for it :s)

I have shearched the internet, but all I can fint is diy for the coupling.

Here's a pic of what I need to replace.



It is the part to the rights. The coupling and column.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:46 AM   #2
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:53 AM   #3
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Thanks, but that is also just for the coupling. I need to replace the column to..
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:46 AM   #4
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I have read everything in that thread, can't find anything to replace the column (part 1 in the picture)
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:12 PM   #6
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He said at the end "the coupling and the column". So it seemed like he needed both. So I sent him what I had to help. Plus, we do not see many columns going bad. Only coupling.
Here is a thread about the column.....
http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=885957


From what this looks like on my car, it's a straight up swap. Youll just have to move most of the intake bits to make room.

Hopefully this helps you, OP.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #7
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He said at the end "the coupling and the column". So it seemed like he needed both. So I sent him what I had to help. Plus, we do not see many columns going bad. Only coupling.
Here is a thread about the column.....
http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=885957


From what this looks like on my car, it's a straight up swap. Youll just have to move most of the intake bits to make room.

Hopefully this helps you, OP.
Thanks. But is that the same part as part 1 in my picture? looks more like part 3. Or does it just look difrent from model to model?
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Found something. It is the part he is removing in the first two pictures in this diy http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1825797
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Awesome! Looks like it wont be too terrible of a job. Let us know how it goes and how much play you had in there.
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Think I will try this out tomorrow. I do not have that mutch play. I'm just thinking why not replace the coupler when I'm doing the shaft/column. My really problem is the anoying clunk sound when driveing and when i jiggle the steering wheel.
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have anyone done this before? I'm having a really hard time getting to the upper bolt on the column. the one way up against the firewall. picture number 2 on this site http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1825797
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I've been chasing down a shaky steering wheel and noticed this clunk last night. I can only produce it if I turn the wheel to the right and then let go. I may be replacing this part soon so please update with your results!
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He is talking about removing the part with the U-Joint from the column.
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He is talking about removing the part with the U-Joint from the column.
thats right :-) hope I dont have to take my car to the shop.
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Can you get to it from the top if you take the intake out?
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Can you get to it from the top if you take the intake out?
Nope. Have to do it from under the car.
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May I ask why you are jumping to replacing the entire column? The rubber flex coupler is what goes bad in everyone's car. Have you tried just replacing that first? Takes about an hour and $50.
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May I ask why you are jumping to replacing the entire column? The rubber flex coupler is what goes bad in everyone's car. Have you tried just replacing that first? Takes about an hour and $50.
The upper joint is known to develop play over time. I will get to it at some point. it's $150
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May I ask why you are jumping to replacing the entire column? The rubber flex coupler is what goes bad in everyone's car. Have you tried just replacing that first? Takes about an hour and $50.
Well.. Cuz, it is bad and has play? :-)
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