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I have a 2011 BMW 320D efficient dynamics. The steering column

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I have a 2011 BMW 320D efficient dynamics. The steering column makes a slight moaning noise whilst turning the wheel. I have had this looked at by a local mechanic who said it wasn't a big problem and applied some grease which temporarily fixed the problem, but it's back again. I am unsure if this is a common problem? Will I require a new part?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The noise isn't audible from underneath the hood. The noise can only be heard from within the car. It's not a loud noise, kind of something between a squeek and a groan. The steering is otherwise totally fine.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
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there are a few things that can cause a squeak like this.
some can be fixed by simple lubrication, others require parts replacement (seal, bearing or szl)
you can try a thurough lubrication and if the noise returns then you may require parts replacement
here is info on lubrication: http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?245961-Steering-wheel-squeak-FIXED-Writeup-w-pics or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRH8caDH_uE
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