BMW Z4 - "Groaning" Steering Wheel - chesterfieldhouse

Hello, help & advice would be much appreciated as to an annoying sound that has developed, which can best be described as a dull groan, similar to a door being closed, when the steering wheel is turned. The vehicle is a 2003 2.5 BMW Z4, which has been garaged over the winter period, only being used on the occasional dry days. Is this simple a lubrication issue? Thank you.

BMW Z4 - "Groaning" Steering Wheel - Peter.N.

Is it coming from the engine compartment or inside the car?

BMW Z4 - "Groaning" Steering Wheel - elekie&a/c doctor

IIrc,these are fitted with electric power steering.,so there is no pump or drive belt involved.Noise could be originating from any part of the steering system and suspension parts.

BMW Z4 - "Groaning" Steering Wheel - chesterfieldhouse

Is it coming from the engine compartment or inside the car?

Seems to be from inside.

BMW Z4 - "Groaning" Steering Wheel - chesterfieldhouse

Anyone?

BMW Z4 - "Groaning" Steering Wheel - Peter.N.

Does it only do it when you are moving or can you reproduce the noise by turning the wheel with the engine off?

 

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