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      02-21-2017, 12:09 PM   #1
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Steering Knock

I have a 2007 328XI with 63,000 miles on it. When I turn the steering wheel at low speed or when parked (car on or off) there is a knock/clunk sound that can be felt through the wheel. It's most noticeable when changing steering wheel direction from right to left. I jacked the car up and was able to replicate the noise in the video below. It sounds like it's coming from the steering assembly itself and not either side of the front suspension. I'm going to check and tighten the 2 steering rack bolts under the car, but my problem doesn't sound like the loud snapping/clicking that people have been posting about when 1 of those are loose.

Video of the noise: https://youtu.be/5H1W92Wd5Is

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      02-21-2017, 02:22 PM   #2
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Hmm that was louder than I was expecting when I listened to the video. I could be a looseness in the steering shaft universal joint. That or a failed steering rack. Hard to say.
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Hmm that was louder than I was expecting when I listened to the video. I could be a looseness in the steering shaft universal joint. That or a failed steering rack. Hard to say.
It's not quite as loud in person, I just stuck my phone way in there so it'd be clear what kind of sound it was.
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      02-22-2017, 01:32 PM   #4
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I'm having a similar issue but have yet to try and fix it.

This is a post I found and bookmarked for later..
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318982
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