2004 BMW 325i Q&A
2004 BMW 325i Question: Power Steering
I have no personal experience of this but see a Technical Service Bulletin from BMW concerning loss of steering assist/heavy steering effort required (SI B 32 19 05) It attributes internal pump wear to power steering fluid impurities and says to replace the pump and fully flush the steering hydraulics. It is best not to jump to conclusions but have the system checked out by someone familiar with BMW and be aware of this TSB. - patrick mannion
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.
how much would the repair and labor be for a power steering pump?
i believe there is a leak in the power steering somewhere and can't get the car in until Monday, should I still be driving it?????
where do you fill the power steering fluid and should you check your oil when engine is warm or cold? thanks