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Spongey steering

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Firefox116, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Firefox116

    Firefox116 Dedicated Member
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    Okay, beginning to notice that the steering is a tad spongey on my z3 2.2. Steering wheel tends to spring back as opposed to a smooth turn if that makes sense. Any ideas ?
     
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    This might not all apply to the Z system/parts etc.

    Power steering troubleshooting guide
    Steering wheel surges or jerks
    1. low power steering fluid level
    2. loose pump drive belt
    3. weak pump pressure
    4. stickingflow control valve

    Excessive play in steering wheel
    1. air in hydraulic system
    2. incorrect steering gear adjustment
    3. loose steering gear coupling
    4. loose steering shaft universal joint
    5. faulty rotary valve

    Poor return of steering wheel
    1. maladjusted steering wheel
    2. dry ball joints or linkage joints
    3. binding ball joints or linkage joints
    4. incorrect front wheel alignment
    5. maladjusted hweel bearings
    6. kinked return hoses
    7. internal pump leakage
    8. contaminated power steering fluid
    9. mis-aligned steering gear to steering column
    10. tight steering shaft bearings or bushings
    11. bent or damaged rack
    12. sticking or plugged spool valve
     
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    Firefox116 Dedicated Member
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    Great thanks for that. I'll try for wheel alignment first as it slightly pulls to the right. Cheers
     

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