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BMW 3 Series (E30) Power Steering Problems – Racks & Pumps

10 Mar, 14

BMW 3 Series (E30) Power Steering Problems – Racks & Pumps

BMW E30 Power Steering RepairsThe BMW 3 Series (E30) uses a conventional power steering system, which consists of a fully hydraulic power steering rack, power steering pump and power steering hoses. There is one high pressure hose from the pump to the rack and a low pressure return hose from the rack going back to the reservoir to recirculate the power steering fluid.

We use new genuine OEM components when rebuilding BMW E30 steering parts to ensure all our power steering rebuilds meet & exceed OE specification. All of our power steering repairs come with a 2 year warranty. We also hold stock on some of the most common failing parts for a faster turnaround.

Common BMW E30 Power Steering Pump Failures

  • Leaking / Loss of Oil
  • Whining
  • Heavy Steering (Either Way)
  • Loss of Power (When Idling)
  • Loss of Power (When Idling & Whilst Revving)


Common BMW E30 Power Steering Rack Failures

  • Leaking / Loss of Oil
  • Loss of Power (When Idling & Whilst Revving)
  • Heavy Steering (Either way)
  • Heavy Steering (One-Way)
  • Knocking From Steering
  • Excessive Play in Steering Wheel
  • Excessive Play in Track-Rod Arms

As you can see from the the common failure symptoms above it can be a bit confusing sometimes because for example Loss of Power in the steering system could be either the rack or pump problem. Being the very first steering remanufacturers in the UK, we pride ourselves in the extensive knowledge we have in steering systems and if required we also offer a professional fitting service.

Below is a BMW E30 power steering application list which shows the most BMW E30’s we’ve had in our workshops to have the power steering units remanufactured. If you have any questions, give us a call on 0208 853 3343 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

BMW 316i (E30)£POA£POAAvailable2 Year - Lifetime
BMW 318i (E30)£POA£POAAvailable2 Year - Lifetime
BMW 320i (E30)£POA£POAAvailable2 Year - Lifetime
BMW 324TD (E30)£POA£POAAvailable2 Year - Lifetime
BMW 325i (E30)£POA£POAAvailable2 Year - Lifetime
BMW M3 (E30)£POA£POAAvailable2 Year - Lifetime
Tags : BMW E30 Steering Problems, E30 Replacement Steering Parts, E30 Steering Specialists.
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