The recall began on September 24, 2014. I got mine also on ebay. I've owned the car for 5 months and maybe put 400 miles on it? The optical disc on the face side looked like it was coated with a protective coating that deteriorated to form some crystal like stuff. Remove steering wheel, note the index marks at the bottom, pic 7. I can't see how you could accomplish much without doing so. September 26, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What year and model vehicle? I found that removing the lower coupling was not needed, so did not do that part of the procedure.
I finally got it encoded! As for the 'Energy Saving' of an electrically-assisted steering system, the reduction is not much. Plus, getting the carpet out of the way was problematic without removing more interference. In other words, more force was required than expected to quickly change the steering angle. This is up to you. Dennis: What symptoms did you have, and did this solve them? Does anyone have pics on how to separate the steering column.
Check for snagged wiring or harnesses as you remove the column. I took the steering sensor apart, the brushes for the sweeper arms are all worn off. Once all the bolts are out, support the column and remove from the car. I just pulled it out with a pair of pliers. Compared to this sorry effort, a hydraulic system works well, is cheap and reliable, and any problems can be easily diagnosed. I couldn't see how the plastic gear was attached, but assume this was some sort of interferance fit. Ran into multiple issues: -Couldn't get the lower steering column separated from the upper.
This was not the problem but I clean it off with meguiars 10 clear plastic polish. If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. Since 1982, Mevotech has provided the automotive aftermarket with high-quality, quick-installation steering and suspension parts. Photo is of steering column shaft where it goes through firewall minus the rubber sleeve at firewall. I didn't even have to take it apart or remove it at all. The only riders who need to ride slowly or perform U-turns, so they stated, are the police and military, whose bikes were specially equipped.
It took many dealer visits before an engineer from Germany was flown over, who took ten mintes to diagnose a software conflict. With the seat out of the car, this job is really a two hour job. These hold a plate at the reverse side of the roller bearing. Still need the battery chargers running. The torque spec is 46 lb-ft, pic 6.
Steering Angle Sensor — What Does it Do? My car is not an M, but I am assuming that the drive shafts are similar. So browse around our great selection of car parts and let's help with that auto repair or car upgrade! The pinch bolt is accessed from under the vehicle - it sits a few inches in front of the firewall. The power steering is suddenly not working. . Then run your hand straight up and slightly towards the center of the car, you will feel the telescoping shaft, run your hand up the shaft and you will feel the flat spot where the pinch bolt is.
Typically, no power assitance was provided in response to a small steering input, causing the driver to apply more effort, when the steering system would respond, causing the car to swerve across the road, and the driver having to compensate, with similar problems in the other direction. You should be able to clean it and may not even need to reprogram it. Most of the videos I have seen show some kind of pinch bolt setup, but I don't see that on my 2010 X3. I am not planning on delineating a step by step. The bolt is in a snug plain bearing, so twist while pulling to extract it. If you have any, turn everything off, disconnect the battery and recheck your connections.
Mine also is not tied to any events. Back in the car, remove the 8 main bolts 13mm hex head. To be honest, I was a little careless with the steering column while the steering rack was off the car, and can only assume that I'd spun the column around too many times and broken these small wires. It does not seem to happen in local driving or if driven over distance with top up, or with top down and heater off. Personally, I find it to be unsafe as the steering feel is unpredictable. This is the most expensive clean up we can mange to do ourselves. Repair finished If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment on this article or.