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      07-21-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
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F34 steering knock

Hello all, I have recently purchased a 320 GT M Sport and after owning it for 6 weeks noticed that when the engine is switched off when you turn/rock the steering wheel an amount of play is evident and knock is heard. This appears to disappear when the engine is running and power steering is operational.

I took the car back to the main dealer who assured me that this is normal and in fact showed me another 3 series GT with the same behaviour.

Now, I am sure the main dealer knows what they are talking about but I wanted to see if other owners had noticed the same thing and if they considered this to be normal?

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      07-21-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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If some random other car on the lot did the same thing I would guess its normal.

Do you have the x-drive ( AWD ) version?
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Hi, it is only 2 wheel drive.
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Well that rules out transfer case noise.
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I do hear a sound that could be described as a knock or clunk that sounds like it's coming from under the center console. It seems to happen once per trip, when I make the first (somewhat) sharp turn.

(U.S. spec F34, so xDrive.)
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If you try to turn the steering wheel whilst engine is off does it have some play?
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