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      03-22-2006, 03:10 PM   #6
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SIB on Steering Wheel Offset (Alignment)

Here is new Service Bulletin on Alignment

SI B32 05 06
Steering and Wheel Alignment March 2006
Technical Service

SUBJECT
Steering Wheel Offset

MODEL
E90 (3 Series) and E91 (3 Series Sports Wagon) equipped with xDrive and produced up to 2/06.

SITUATION
Customer may complain of a slight steering wheel offset (about 5 degrees) when driving straight ahead.

CAUSE
The steering gear was not properly positioned to the front axle carrier.

CORRECTION
In case of a customer complaint, perform a wheel alignment to center the steering wheel.

The steering gear brackets have been improved in 2/06 to have a better position in relation to the front axle carrier.

PROCEDURE

Torque the bolts connecting the steering gear to the front axle carrier to 56 Nm.

Perform a wheel alignment and center the steering wheel per Repair Instructions RA 32 00 150 (with load) or RA 32 00 155 (without load).

Perform steering angle sensor adjustment/calibration per Repair Instructions RA 61 31 996.

WARRANTY INFORMATION
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