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Does anyone recognise this noise (.m4a attached) before I start stripping my steering one bit at a time !

 

(540i Touring) starts after about 20mins travel. Feels  like it is in the steering somewhere rather than the strut mounts.

I have squirted what I can get at to no avail .................

 

Thanks

 

 

 

Voice 016.m4a

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Is that as you're turning the steering wheel?

 

Does it do it with engine running/not running?

 

Does it do it when you push the front of the car down on its suspension etc?

 

Sounds to me like it could be top mounts, bearings have gone, but could be seized bushes in some of the suspension arms too...

 

In other words; could be all sorts, so might be best to get it up on ramps and have it all checked out etc

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The recording is with weight off the wheels and engine not running.

Weight on and engine running noise is exactly the same.

(yes, it is me turning the wheel :) , slightly moving it to be more accurate)

No suspension noise when pushing.

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 A common issue on the V8's is failure of the ball joints on the steering centre tie rod, they tend to be quiet when cold but start graunching and squeaking once the heat from the engine has got to them. The part number is 32211096060.

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Thanks :)

My ear homed in on that !  Not a bit I have replaced yet (most have been). Knowing it could be due anyway I pocked a hole in the gaiters and filled them with spray grease as a check ............. not driven again yet. 

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