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Thread: What steering components commonly fail?

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    Default What steering components commonly fail?

    My car's steering is a little vague, especially around the straight-ahead. It's not terrible, but I don't have anything to compare it to.

    Are there any common problems that can lead to this?

    Do these cars have a rack and pinion or a recirculating ball system?

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    E34 uses the recirculating ball system.

    The replaceable steering linkage parts are:
    1. left/right tie rods (#3)
    2. center tie rod (#9)
    3. idler arm (#14)
    4. Ptiman arm (#10) this arm has no bushing so really isn't normal to replace since the bushing is on the ctr tie rod and the other end is attached to the steering pump.
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    Did you tighten the steering shaft nut under the dash yet?
    95 E34 530I V2.37
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    Default Could this be that loose nut

    Behind the wheel again?

    It's a chronic problem with many cars


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    Quote Originally Posted by 632 Regal
    Did you tighten the steering shaft nut under the dash yet?
    Dunno what you're talking about.

    If it's a recirculating ball system, then maybe this is normal.

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    Default this may help



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