Ok a few questions: does it make the noise when you turn the wheel to the stop?so i drive a 12 yo BMW 328i with 175k miles on it and lately the steering has been groaning and getting funky feeling when making quick tight turns. it does consume a little fluid, but nothing excessive for a 12 year old car.
Have you been putting in the correct PS fluid?
What type of feeling are you getting when making the turn?
Does it shake when you hit bumps?
this is just a couple of questions to try to figure out what is wrong.