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Old 09-25-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
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this steering wheel wobble is starting to really annoy me

every time I hit brakes while going bit faster I get the steering wheel wobble a bit,

3 people so far told me that it's the 330 big brakes, it's pissin me off feels like a loose tierod or balljoint, I had the car looked over and both front end and rear end seem tight.

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Old 09-25-2008, 08:24 AM   #2
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I have the same problem. I think my front rotors are warped. That's probably what happened to yours if everything else is checking out fine.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:30 PM   #3
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the thing is if the rotors would be warped you would feel it in the steering wheel everytime you brake, you should also feel the pulse through the brake pedal.

someone suggested to me that the spindle hub might have dirt/oxidation on it and the rotor may not be flush with the hub

I'm going to sit down on the weekend and pull off every rotor and clean the hubs

might be the case that if the rotors would have hot spots then you would be able to feel that, just like hotspots on the flywheel from burning clutch....
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:06 AM   #4
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You don't neccessarily feel it every time, it might be harder braking from high speed only. I just changed the rotors on my TL (they had new aftermarket ones that warped in 500km, so under warranty to OE ones).

The warped ones only really was quite noticeable under highway off ramp speed braking. Got the new rotors on today and it's like butter now - damn smooth...

I'm 99% sure its your rotors.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:25 AM   #5
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its the rotors. the pedal won't pulsate unless its really bad and vibrations/wobbling of the steering wheel can vary at different levels of braking. i speak from experience with 330 brakes.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:28 AM   #6
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also off-topic lucky, whats this 'fahrenheit edition' in your sig all about?
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:09 AM   #7
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will look in to the rotors then

the fahrenheit edition is a bit of a VW thing, I owned over a dozen VW's before the BMW and I always liked what VW did with the "fahrenheit Edition GTI".

Since my car came with wood trim I hated it so bad I painted it orange, that is only temporary until I complete my brushed aluminum trim set. I only have a shift knob so far, I want to hit some wrecking yards soon and get the remaining pieces




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Old 09-27-2008, 03:29 PM   #8
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ohh alright.

i was bmw never had a fahrenheit edition.

brushed alum. trim shouldn't be too hard to find, most e46s came with it.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:59 AM   #9
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every time I hit brakes while going bit faster I get the steering wheel wobble a bit,

3 people so far told me that it's the 330 big brakes, it's pissin me off feels like a loose tierod or balljoint, I had the car looked over and both front end and rear end seem tight.

I was told that it could be the control arm bushings
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:32 PM   #10
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Hi. I had the same problem this past spring on my '03 E46, it was control arm bushings.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:32 AM   #11
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ok, I work just around the corner from Autowerks on Langstaff, I'm gonna drop by and ask them to have a look at the front end suspension for me.
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:27 PM   #12
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your wheels can be overtorqued as well. your might be gteting TOO much pull from the wheels bolts casuing the rotor to be slightly warped at stud points. have you tried re torqueing the wheels?? bring it by my shop if you need to.


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Old 10-01-2008, 07:36 PM   #13
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I have the same problem right now.
I was told the same thing about my rotors.
but the problem only started when i got the new wheels put on.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:23 PM   #14
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I have the same problem right now.
I was told the same thing about my rotors.
but the problem only started when i got the new wheels put on.
if it since you got new wheels put on, you may want to look into if they were balanced properly.
theres an important difference between a shaking steering wheel at speed and only shaking when your braking.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:44 PM   #15
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I think my control arm bushings are gone and i need an alignment.
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