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      01-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Squeaky steering

My 1m steering has started to squeak turning left on slow manoeuvres , has anyone else had this problem ?
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      01-30-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Are you sure it's not while braking? I get light squeaks if I haven't had a hard stop recently.
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      01-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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Mine does the same thing and it is not braking. It mainly does it when its cold. I cant remember if it is left or right, but it seems like something needs lube.
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      01-30-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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Does it sound like something rubbing on something? I get it during slow speed parking in reverse, with the wheel cranked. Assumed I was getting tire rub.
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      01-30-2012, 02:17 PM   #5
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Mine is an odd sound, not so much a squeak and more of mechanical rubbing. Not sure how to explain it, but it does have something to do with the actual turning of the steering wheel. I can make it do it while stopped on a cold morning, so no tire rubbing or anything like that.
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      01-30-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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Mine is an odd sound, not so much a squeak and more of mechanical rubbing. Not sure how to explain it, but it does have something to do with the actual turning of the steering wheel. I can make it do it while stopped on a cold morning, so no tire rubbing or anything like that.
I can confirm this sound as well. I thought it might be the plastic trim rubbing with the steering wheel and column trim. Sounds like it is coming from inside the cabin to me.
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      01-30-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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It must be the same sound I'm getting then. I only notice it when I'm parking, but i'll try it with the car stopped...
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      01-30-2012, 03:43 PM   #8
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when i installed my dp's i bent a heat shield so i could stick an extension up there. I forgot to bend it back, and it was rubbing on the boot for the tie rod. it wasnt a squeaking noise, sounded more like a dry bearing.

.02 something to look into.
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      01-30-2012, 04:18 PM   #9
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At least it's not just me , and mine started happening when it turned cold
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      01-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #10
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I have it too, never paid any attention to it until this thread..........

IMO it`s a kind of friction in the steeringwheel, only when slow driving or parking.....

The question is; is something wrong?
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      01-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #11
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There is a thread in the German 1M Forum regarding the rubbing. BMW already opened a PUMA case and some people already have some parts of the front fender liner replaced. The last thing I read was that screws holding the fender liner / vents in the fender liner can loosen and when re-tightening them the rubbing is gone.
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      01-30-2012, 05:36 PM   #12
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There is a thread in the German 1M Forum regarding the rubbing. BMW already opened a PUMA case and some people already have some parts of the front fender liner replaced. The last thing I read was that screws holding the fender liner / vents in the fender liner can loosen and when re-tightening them the rubbing is gone.
I don't think mine is in the fender and I'm almost positive its not the tire rubbing or it would do it all the time and not be temperature based.
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      01-30-2012, 06:43 PM   #13
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Yep, mine makes the same noise when turning right on almost full lock. Think I'll get this looked at for peace of mind.
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      01-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #14
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Mine does it intermittently.

-Definitely inside the steering column area.
-Started when it got cold.
-Sounds like a hookers cot on a Friday night.

It sounds like we all have the same issue, very annoying! It went away when I drove to Florida (75 degrees) and came back when I returned home (28 degrees) a few weeks ago.
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      01-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #15
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Mine does it intermittently.

-Definitely inside the steering column area.
-Started when it got cold.
-Sounds like a hookers cot on a Friday night.

It sounds like we all have the same issue, very annoying! It went away when I drove to Florida (75 degrees) and came back when I returned home (28 degrees) a few weeks ago.
I'm glad I'm not alone and that someone(iDave) started this thread. Maybe we can get to the bottom of it. Not a huge concern but like you said annoying!
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      01-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #16
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Never had it but it may just confirm the problem if the lower temperature is the trigger cause I got the car in Southern Hemisphere's spring to summer. Smells like some kind of a hydraulic problem to me. Hope u guys will figure it out or BMW will tell us what it is.
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      01-31-2012, 02:22 AM   #17
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Could it be coming from the diff? cos mine got squeaky noise when doing tight turn (either left or right) without braking.
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      01-31-2012, 02:28 AM   #18
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Could it be coming from the diff? cos mine got squeaky noise when doing tight turn (either left or right) without braking.
Nope, that's a different sound. This is reproducible when parked at a standstill. Diff won't make any noise if the back wheels aren't moving.
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      02-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #19
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Just a quick me too. On full lock, while turning, when cold. Sound is a fluttery creak. Not easy to explain in words. First noticed a couple of months back. Temperature around 10 degrees. Definitely sounds to be coming somewhere from the steering column. Andy.
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      02-06-2012, 06:35 AM   #20
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thats the sound of the beast growling
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I can confirm this sound as well. I thought it might be the plastic trim rubbing with the steering wheel and column trim. Sounds like it is coming from inside the cabin to me.
+1. Same here. I'm not too worried about it yet. See if it goes away in warmer weather or if it progresses.
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My car has a same problem right now! I hope it will go away once the weather is warmer!
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