3 Series E46 316i (M43TU) SAL
31 01 99 (498)
Torsional oscillations in steering wheel when braking (update)
E46, except four-wheel drive and M3
Torsional oscillations in steering wheel (steering wheel vibrations) when braking from 130
km/h to 60 km/h (80 - 40 mph).
The situation must not be confused with the steering wheel jerking on rapid brake
Please refer to Service Information bulletin 34 01 98 (373)
Front axle sensitivity.
E46, start of series production until February 2001
except E46 with option 0203 ("four-wheel drive system") and except E46/M3
In the event of a customer complaint:
Exchange steering articulated washer
(only LHD vehicles up to date of production 10/99)
Renew brake discs and brake pads on front axle
Balance the front wheels in a steady state and check for horizontal and vertical runout,
match tyres as necessary
Replace rubber mount on both control arms (incl. holder)
1. Exchanging steering articulated washer
This action only applies to LHD vehicles up to date of production 10/1999.
Note for diesel vehicles:
Remove front underbody protection.
Check type/identifying feature of the installed steering articulated washer (identifying
feature is only found once on each articulated washer):
Original steering articulated washer
Modified steering articulated washer
Figure "50" in circle
SI Torsional oscillations in steering wheel when braking (update) E46, except four-
BMW AG - TIS
Issue status (12/2007) Valid only until next DVD is issued
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