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3498Re: [bmw e28] Steering Box Growling from PS pump / Donut shape filter

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  • Ron Adams
    Apr 2, 2005
      Hi I had a growling sound when steering too. My mechanic told me that it was the power steering pump, and replaced it, and even cleaned the donut thing at the bottom of the reservoir, but the noise was still there. I took it to another mechanic who said it was actually the power steering tensioner and it was fixed.

      I feel like my money was wasted, cost me over $300.

      Ron

      Gil Thereault <giln1oiw2001@...> wrote:


      Hello, I was about to consider doing the same thing after rebuilding the PS pump. There was a growling sound coming from the PS Pump and it continued after the rebuild. I got on the digest here two years ago and was advised that there was filter for the pump. I was unaware of that and there is no mention in the Bentley manual. Well there is a donut shape filter at the very bottom of the PS fluid canister and after replacing it solved the problem. If this helps you great, if not continue what you are doing.

      Gil

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