Power steering goes when A/C on

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Zennon
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Power steering goes when A/C on

Post by Zennon » 05 Jul 2018, 17:15

Afternoon, I’ve just had an issue with the power steering going when the a/c was on. When turned the A/c off power steering came back. When checking, the belt stops all pulleys turning when a/c is on. The smell of burning rubber gets into the cabin. Is this an a/c issue or a crank shaft pulley issue?

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Re: Power steering goes when A/C on

Post by Maxwell » 05 Jul 2018, 17:42

Crankshaft pulley for definite, happened on our X5 which has same engine

Zennon
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Re: Power steering goes when A/C on

Post by Zennon » 05 Jul 2018, 22:28

Is this Expensive to fix?

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Re: Power steering goes when A/C on

Post by Maxwell » 06 Jul 2018, 05:32

No I think the new pulley was about £80 from Eurocarparts and took about half an hour to fit

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Re: Power steering goes when A/C on

Post by Zennon » 16 Jul 2018, 09:36

Well, it was the pulley that had gone. Couldn't have gone at a worse time as we were moving house that day. Managed to get a local garage to fix but short notice and stuck pulley bolt took 4 hours to change, so with pulley, bellts and labour £350. Could only get a pulley from the BMW dealer across the road (At least is a genuine part).

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