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2002 330d M steering goes stiff when accelerating ?

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Hey Guys,

I have a fault that 3 garages are struggling with ????

Fault.. Steering goes stiff (badly) when trying to turn right but only when moving and only when steering to the right especially when accelerating hard , steering comes back to perfect when you come of the accelerator ?

1. Changed power steering belt

2. Changed the steering pump

3. Checked all hydraulic lines for blocks

4. Changed steering rack

5. Unplugged steering bank angle sensor ?

Nothin has changed the fault ???????????????Help?

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Hmm, I'd be checking all ball joints and bushes, then get the thing 4 wheel aligned. Tyres OK? All matching brands etc?

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Have you changed anything suspension related that the fault has followed after?

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Have you looked at the UJ on the steering column? Open the bonnet, look down near the back of the turbo. You'll see it, try some wd40 etc on it, keep turning working it etc, they tend to semi seize even when they look fine

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Stiff noisy steering when turning right.
As I mentioned i had same problem. Changed ENGINE & GEAR BOX MOUNTS it fixed problem.

I came across slight damage on steering column universal joint in engine bay.
When accelerating. Engine torqued right. Worn engine mounts meant engine parts rubbed against steering universal joint.
Creating noise and stiff steering. I don't understand why only turning right.

Hope this helps someone.

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