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BMW 318i Multiple Power Steering Hoses May Simultaneously Fail

 
BMW 318i Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Average Mileage: 135,666 mi (100,000 mi - 190,000 mi)

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A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.

  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    In cold weather steering is very tight, power steering pump whines increasing with cold conditions.

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  • Visitor, , 190,000 mi

    I noticed excessive leaking with the PS hoses/clamps at the reservoir and the hose ends at the cooler hard line. I removed the OE "beverage system" type clamps and replaced them with regualar Fuel Injection line clamps to stop the seeping at the connection points.

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