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      11-20-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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Clunk on steering column!

My 535 has 22000 miles and I noticed a clunk on the steering column, when the engine is off you can heard it coming from under the hood when slightly moving the wheel, has any one notice this? or is me beeing paranoid!

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      11-20-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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My 535 has 22000 miles and I noticed a clunk on the steering column, when the engine is off you can heard it coming from under the hood when slightly moving the wheel, has any one notice this? or is me beeing paranoid!

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I have exactly the same problem. I thought it's rack and pinion that make noise, but dealer say it's normal.
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      05-01-2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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any one else have noticed this?
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      05-01-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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I hear a noise towards front of same vehicle outside near drivers side hood. Like a 2 second vibration noise. Have no idea what it is either. Anybody?
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I have 23k miles on my car, have the same exact problem and don't think it's always been there. Has your car ever pulled to the right / have you ever brought it to the dealer for same? Have you compared it to comparable models of similar mileage? Please advise!
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      05-02-2013, 08:01 AM   #6
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I have not take it in yet to be checked, it has never pull left or right and as far as I recall is something that show up in the last 3k miles.... I want to check with other 535ix (have hydrolic steering not electric)....
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Have you taken your car to the dealer within the last 3-5k? If so, for what and how long was it at the dealer for?
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      05-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #8
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I have not taken it to the dealer in this time period, this morning I made an appointment and will take it on may 14th specifically to check this issue, will post what they tell me then.
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Took the vehicle to the dealer yesterday and they claim it is "normal" on 535 ix because the hydraulic steering system... when asked to check a new 535 ix they claim does the same, I felt it was there but to a certain extent much less than mine!
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@ 30,000 miles the noise got stronger, took it back to the dealer and today I was told a steering rack has been ordered and will be installed next week... This time I took a mechanic with me on a test drive and he heard it and felt it when driving it. will see how it feels next week.
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@ 30,000 miles the noise got stronger, took it back to the dealer and today I was told a steering rack has been ordered and will be installed next week... This time I took a mechanic with me on a test drive and he heard it and felt it when driving it. will see how it feels next week.
I was going to denote the idea... maybe it's the "hydraulic steering system", but you've already mentioned it. Hope you resolve the issue or receive comforting info about it at least. Keep us updated please.
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