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power steering leak?
I went into the dealership last weekend to pick up some oil, and while there (since I'm new to m5 ownership) I asked the guy @ service a question regarding an issue I began noticing. For about a week, every so often I would feel what felt like a buzzing feeling coming through the steering wheel when I made about 90 degree turns or greater. not always, but sometimes.
He suggested I just check to see if I was low on power steering fluid, so while at the dealership I did. to my surprise, the dipstick on the cap registered dry, and I could barely see a puddle of ATF fluid in the reserviour. He thinks I may have a small leak somewhere, so they were kind enough to top me off. I just checked again today, a little over a week later, and I'm still reading between the 2 hash marks, but the ATF fluid does seem to be a slight bit lower. Nonetheless, the buzzing feeling has yet to return.
is this a chronic problem? anyone else experience this? solutions? I have an aftermarket extended warranty, but the dealership is about 2-3 wks out booked, and I'm just wondering if this is really something worth worrying about.
any insight is much appreciated.
Last edited by neuspeeder; 3rd September 2007 at 01:06 PM.