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      12-11-2018, 10:05 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by DigitalArts View Post
Originally Posted by pdegene View Post
I made a thread about this recently and believe that you are describing an issue that is caused by the steering rack. Best way to describe it is a wobble noise over road imperfections at low speeds. I've also noticed that as it's gotten colder, the noise has gotten worse and appears more frequenty.

BMW makes a repair kit for the rack, as it is a very common issue, but it's hard to get and dealers know little about it. I ordered it and will have it installed to see if it makes a difference. Others have swapped this part and the issue resolved completely. I'm very hopeful and will keep you updated.
Thanks for the quick reply! Do you happen to have a link to the repair kit? What is the associated cost?

I'm happy a repair kit has been put together. It seems like most of the threads I read through mentioned the dealer replacing the whole rack which seems pointless to me when the noise must be due to some sort of play given the rack seems fully functional.

Please do let me know if it corrects your issue!

Installation seems fairly involved. Alternatively, people have said that tightening the screw cap (with the 3 holes "requiring" a special tool) helps. Check the other thread.
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