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Old 04-04-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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Angry Steering wheel vibrations...

I have gotten new tie rods, new tires and replaced my oem bushings to MEYLE ones. I still have some wheel play on freeways speeds. It seems to be getting annoying after a while. I have gotten the wheels balanced multiple times, and checked for wheel bents and NOTHING! The only thing I can think of that could be ****ed up is Control Arms and or Sway Bar end links. I really need some advice plz, I would really appreciate it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:22 AM   #2
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:27 AM   #3
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:23 AM   #4
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Do your wheels require hub centering rings? If they do, but you don't have them, you'll get wheel vibrations.

e.g http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=846918

You'll need to do some research on whether or not your wheels need these rings.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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They don't require hub rings. They are wheels are exactly hub centric. I however think it could be my steering coupling.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:52 PM   #6
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They don't require hub rings. They are wheels are exactly hub centric. I however think it could be my steering coupling.
So turns out that it was my steering coupling after all.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:32 AM   #7
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I have gotten new tie rods, new tires and replaced my oem bushings to MEYLE ones. I still have some wheel play on freeways speeds. It seems to be getting annoying after a while. I have gotten the wheels balanced multiple times, and checked for wheel bents and NOTHING! The only thing I can think of that could be ****ed up is Control Arms and or Sway Bar end links. I really need some advice plz, I would really appreciate it.
did you only experience it above 60? i am having the same problems and wonder if it is the same thing. just your steering wheel vibrated left to right correct?
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So a couple days into my fix and I'm getting those shimmers above 60mph again. So I decided to buy control arms (meyle brand). Hope this resolves my issue once and for all. Because I'm tired of this bullshit.
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I'm taking my car to BMW in the morning to figure this **** out. I have the same issue and have been chasing it for awhile. I'll post the results
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Control arm balljoints

control arm bushings

tie rod outer balljoint

inner tie rod

wheel

tire

wheel bearing

those are areas that can cause steering wheel vibrations. if you look at the suspension you should be able to figure out why i mentioned these components. if there's play in the balljoints then there is definitely a vibration.
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Control arm balljoints

control arm bushings

tie rod outer balljoint

inner tie rod

wheel

tire

wheel bearing

those are areas that can cause steering wheel vibrations. if you look at the suspension you should be able to figure out why i mentioned these components. if there's play in the balljoints then there is definitely a vibration.
Well said.
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Your caliper could be sticking. What's what's wrong with mine.
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Your caliper could be sticking. What's what's wrong with mine.
How can I check if I have issues with my calipers?
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How can I check if I have issues with my calipers?
When car is cool, take it on the expressway till the vibration starts. Drive for a few minutes then pull over and inspect rotors/around wheel area. If warmer than usual.....by this I mean excess heat......you have a caliper stick issue.

Maybe someone knows a better way?
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:00 AM   #16
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Update: So I replaced the control arms with meyle ones and it fixed my steering shimmers.
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Nice! Good to know. Thanks for update.
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