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Old 08-29-2006, 01:58 PM   #1
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Shake in Steering

I ve been getting a strage shaking in my streeting wheel lately what would cause this? The car was aligned only a few months ago, is it possible that it needs do be done again?
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:06 PM   #2
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possibly a bent/warped rim , or a slipped belt in the tire could be one of many different things.
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:23 PM   #3
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Alignment has nothing to do with shake in the steering. Check to make sure your rims are balanced, a weight could have just fallen off.
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:24 PM   #4
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slightly bent rim caused steering wheel vibrations. And I mean SLIGHTLY. Moved it to the rear, and no shaking at all. Rotate your tires and see if it helps. It may atleast help you pinpoint it. Dave
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:05 PM   #5
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Might be worn tie rods.
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:48 PM   #6
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Could be lots of things.... if your tires are severly off ballance, it can cause some shaking. I had a very worn ball joint that cause servere shaking on the highway also
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Well i just got a chance to check everything and all the pressure is ok, all the wheels have balancing weights on them. The shaking comes and goes its not constant and it always stops under the brake. Any other ideas??
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:57 PM   #8
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Could be warped rotors!
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:26 PM   #9
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But it doesn't shake at all under braking only on accel and crusing. So Alignment wouldnt cause this problem??
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:38 PM   #11
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Replace the bushings on your front control arms. i bet that's your problem.

Does it happen a little more if you're turning on the highway? like long sweeping turns at 140-150 km/h+ starts rattling like crazy?

Take it to your mechanic (i suggest RMP, mirek would suggest Bimmersport)
Replacing the bushings on front control arms isn't too expensive, and i know RMP has a press to pop the bushings into the control arms.

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