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Joe C. 01-09-2013 07:28 PM

Steering wheel wobble
So my 330 has always had a very slight shake to it. So faint I thought it was the road for a while. It has never gotten worse until I bought new tires. I had new tires put on all 4 and as soon as I drove it, I could tell the wobble was WAY worse. They rechecked the weights and the tires are balanced.

I've been reading that I could be the control arm bushings? Maybe rotors? Could they have messed something up?

dmoller722 01-09-2013 07:46 PM

Theres always the possibilty that its the rotors, thats mostly only the case while you are applying the brakes th iugh. It could also be a bent rim. I would jack it up and look around to see what kind of condition your front ensd components are in.

Joe C. 01-09-2013 08:35 PM

Ok so I will jack the car up and turn the wheel one way. Then shake the tires and watch the LCAB. What else could I do to narrow my search?

Joe C. 01-09-2013 08:48 PM

It doesn't get worse when I brake, just the faster I go the worse it gets

Joe C. 01-10-2013 06:23 PM


Blueandwhite85 01-10-2013 06:33 PM

Wrong forum? There are many different contributing factors that could cause this.

Fergo 01-10-2013 09:04 PM

bent wheel

Joe C. 01-11-2013 09:48 AM

Oh man. Sorry guys wrong thread! Doing this in my phone.

Anyone know how to move a thread??

sakums20 01-11-2013 02:29 PM

take it to a different place to have it balanced. ask for a dynamic balance, if the balance doesnt fix it, rotate the tires if possible...if rotation helps, one of your rim is bent.

Broach><330 01-11-2013 02:40 PM

Have you ever messed with or changed your front end suspension?

Joe C. 01-11-2013 06:51 PM

What is a dynamic balance?

I have never done any work on my front end except for my brake pads And my steering was wobbly before the brake pads.

Are there any other ways to check for a bent rim?

Broach><330 01-11-2013 11:00 PM

How many miles? Might look into control arm bushings/ tie rods.. Take it to a tire shop.

Joe C. 01-12-2013 08:23 AM

Mileage: 138,600

I've Done a few DIY's Before. So I think I might try the control arms and bushings myself.

Broach><330 01-13-2013 09:49 PM

Yeah that could be your problem man I just recently did mine at 180k and they were shot, caused one hell of wobble lol. Look on replacement. Com or something of that sort I got my control arms with bushings already pressed and ready for 200$ and the quality is great. Very easy DIY took about 2 hours start to finish including tie rods

Broach><330 01-13-2013 09:52 PM

Good way to see if they are bad put the front end up in the air, lock the wheel and wiggle the wheel/tire and you'll know if they're are bad.. GL

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