My steering rack started to whine this afternoon after i was fucking around in a parking lot..
I actually noticed this about a month ago, but i forgot about it because it only happens when i drive crazy and put alot of stress on the steering components, so i forgot about it.
It doesnt do it if the car hasnt been being driven nutz - ONLY happens while and after extremly fast/tight turns.
Im going to bleed the power steering fluid and put in new fluid tomorrow while i am flushing my coolant system too.. so i need to buy fluid locally - autozone/napa
Whats a good fluid to use? And some insight on how to bleed it would be great, the bentley seems to be lacking in this area.
I think my haynes manual says, lemme check. Oh yeah I had a similar problem, and just added some of that power steering fluid stop leak stuff and the sounds went away.
Ive read that i need to use ATF fluid?
yeah I added ATF fluid, need to find my book, lemme look tomorrow..
yea heres a pdf on flushing it too http://www.unofficialbmw.com/images/steering-flush.pdf
link for stuff at bottom <-- very useful info on lubricants fluids and capacities
Type API "Certified for gasoline engines"
Viscosity SAE 10W/40 to 20W/50
Cooling System 50/50 mixture of ethylene glycol based antifreeze
Green label (1992) Gear Lubricant Special (GLS)
Red label (1992) DEXRON III Type ATF
No Label (1992) 80W GL-4
1993 or later DEXRON III Type ATF
1992 - 1996 DEXRON III Type ATF
1997 and later Special Lubricant Fluid (SLF)
Final Drive Unit Hypoid gear oil
Braking System DOT 4 brake fluid
Power Steering DEXRON II Type ATF 1.5 quarts
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