SIB on Steering Wheel Offset (Alignment)
Here is new Service Bulletin on Alignment
SI B32 05 06
Steering and Wheel Alignment March 2006
Steering Wheel Offset
E90 (3 Series) and E91 (3 Series Sports Wagon) equipped with xDrive and produced up to 2/06.
Customer may complain of a slight steering wheel offset (about 5 degrees) when driving straight ahead.
The steering gear was not properly positioned to the front axle carrier.
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.
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.
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