BMW 318i Problem Report

BMW 318i Loss of Power Steering Fluid Due to Leaking Hoses

(14 reports)

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.

estimation of 318I. 1994 -
Every time I nortice the iritating noIse when am marking a turn,I alwaz check and find that the steering oil level is vellow,after oil top up the noise disapears.I suspect one of my power steering horse must be leaking.shadrick -
In cold weather steering is very tight, power steering pump whines increasing with cold conditions. -
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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