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      11-04-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Hesitation when making a U-turn?

Hey Guys,
So I'm wondering if anyone else experiences the car slowing down and the steering wheel getting very tight when taking a U-turn? I almost feel that the front tires are skipping and the transmission is holding me back from making a smooth U-turn.... Could it be the Diff? I don't see DSC flashing.
Car is 2013 E93 fully loaded (DCT, DDC, etc)
Anyone experience this?
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      11-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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i dont think you have to worry about anything honestly, enjoy the car
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      11-04-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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If your steering is getting tight when turning, check your power steering fluid. Make sure that is not too low. The steering should be smooth all the way through the turns.
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Hey Guys,
So I'm wondering if anyone else experiences the car slowing down and the steering wheel getting very tight when taking a U-turn? I almost feel that the front tires are skipping and the transmission is holding me back from making a smooth U-turn.... Could it be the Diff? I don't see DSC flashing.
Car is 2013 E93 fully loaded (DCT, DDC, etc)
Anyone experience this?
I have a 2011 e93 and haven't experienced this ... although I use U-turns as a hoon opportunity. I have my m-button on power, MDM so I hit that and wait for the light. A generous application of the throttle will give me just the butt tossing I desire depending. If nobody's around you can really throw out the back end ... and if you stay on the throttle she'll snap your head some when she straightens. That's fun Otherwise if you're lighter on the throttle you get just enough ass-tossing to be fun without being overly obnoxious.

Maybe if I didn't do that all of the time I'd have the experience you're talking about ... I'll try it next time and see.
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      11-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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Its the power steering pump..if you turn the wheel full lock it can "choke" or "slow" the flow of power steering fluid from the resevoir to the pump..this is why you should never turn the steering wheel all the way to full lock..or you can damage you power steering pump..

I always turn part way.. even if it means another forward-reverse manuever in a U-turn,, its worth it
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      11-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #6
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Its the power steering pump..
Ahhhh interesting ... never thought about that ... as a dude who grew up in the 80s I used to HAVE to spend my weekends working on my car or it didn't run during the week. If I turned to lock I'd get the squeal that would wake up the neighbors - so I guess that habit was beaten out of me decades ago
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Its the power steering pump..if you turn the wheel full lock it can "choke" or "slow" the flow of power steering fluid from the resevoir to the pump..this is why you should never turn the steering wheel all the way to full lock..or you can damage you power steering pump..

I always turn part way.. even if it means another forward-reverse manuever in a U-turn,, its worth it
Thanks for the input... I'm going to be more observant of reason why it's happening... but I take the same U-turn in a Honda and no problem there. It feels kind of like you said("Choking")... but no way can I can go forward-reverse at a light. No real reason it should happen in THIS car for a U-turn.

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      11-05-2012, 09:31 AM   #8
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DSC: Off.
Steering; Hard-over.
Gas; ON!!! Off off, now off!!!

U-turn in 1/2 lane accomplished. Lather, rinse, repeat.
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