I have a 2002 E45 325i, 17" rims, 66500km. Recently I have started to
hear some creaking noises whenever I turn the steering wheel. This
happens on the first half of the steering wheel turn, that is starting
at position 0 I turn 90 degrees (left or right, it does not matter)
when the car is at a standstill or moving at very slow speeds. What
could it be?
Notice: I started noticing these immediately after changing the tires,
went from the original Continental ContiSportContact 225 (quite badly
worn out) to Bridgestone Potenza S03 PP 235. Maybe I was deaf before -
however I doubt it. My best guess is the problem was there, but the
weak grip didn't let it pop its head out...