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You shouldn't need to replace the steering rack of your BMW E90 for the lifetime of the car. However, lack of maintenance to the system can cause damage over time requiring full replacement to restore steering feel and function once again. This kit is for all of the E9X and E8X chassis BMWs without active steering. 

BMW E90 & E82 Steering Rack Overhaul Kit Andrew

 

BMW E90 & E82 Steering Rack Kit Replacement Symptoms

Over time, worn out tie rod end boots allow for dirt, water, grease, and road grime to find their way into the steering rack. Once inside, it grinds away at the components, creating slop, slowly ruining your steering feel over time. Some of the symptoms of a worn out steering rack are:

  • Leaks coming from any of the seals
  • Tight steering feel compared to when new
  • Grinding or clunking noises
  • Numb spot in steering
  • Car wandering on slightly uneven roads

The steering rack on your BMW E90 or E82 doesn't normally require replacement at any specific interval. It should only be replaced if you're experiencing the above symptoms and inspect for play in the system.

If you go to a dealer or independent shop, book time is 3.5 hours and can cost anywhere from $1800-$2500. By completing this job yourself, you can expect to spend half a day and only pay for the parts, saving you hundreds of dollars. Another added benefit is that the parts come with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. If for some reason your steering rack fails again in the future, follow our simple replacement procedure and receive an entire new steering rack for free. 

 

BMW Models Applicable

This steering rack kit fits BMW chassis E90, E91, E92, E82, and E88. These models include:

  • 2006 BMW 325i
  • 2007-2013 BMW 328i
  • 2006 BMW 330i
  • 2007-2013 BMW 335i
  • 2011-2013 BMW 335is
  • 2009-2011 BMW 335d
  • 2008-2013 BMW 128i
  • 2008-2013 BMW 135i

 

Parts Included with BMW E90 & E82 Steering Rack Kit

 

Additional Parts Required with BMW E90 & E82 Steering Rack Kit

Everything you need to replace the steering rack and accessories on your BMW E90 or E82 are included in this kit. 

 

Special Tools Required with BMW E90 & E82 Steering Rack Kit

You don't need any special BMW tools to work on your E90 or E82 steering rack. Everything can be done with tools everyone should have in their shop. 

 

Additional Parts Recommended with BMW E90 & E82 Steering Rack Kit

Everything we recommend replacing when replacing your E90 or E82 steering rack is already included in this kit. 


BMW E90 & E82 Steering Rack Overhaul Kit

In the video below, Andrew Johnson, one of our Catalog Associates, gets up close with this BMW E90 & E82 steering rack kit. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.

 

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Written by :
Evan Madore

Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore


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