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Old 01-10-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Help with steering wheel shake and popping sound

My steering wheel shakes bad when braking. Also when cruising but not as bad when I'm braking. I hear a popping sound in my driver front wheel when I brake at a low speed and also when I turn right at low speeds. Just did a suspension overhaul a while back. Bushings, control arms, links, etc. All that good stuff. Just had wheels balanced and aligned. Nothing changed.

Edit: just installed tein coilovers and maybe spring is causing popping sound

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What bushings did you use? That is almost certainly control arm bushings.

What brand pads/rotors?
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I have meyle control arms and bushings. I have uuc rotors and ebc brake pads

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I have meyle control arms and bushings. I have uuc rotors and ebc brake pads

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It's either the pads (overheating/pad deposits) or the bushings. (install error)

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It's either the pads (overheating/pad deposits) or the bushings. (install error)

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Well the shaking just started. Its not like I felt the shaking after the bushing install. You think they might be bad after 20k miles of use?

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Well the shaking just started. Its not like I felt the shaking after the bushing install. You think they might be bad after 20k miles of use?

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Strong possibility

that or your EBC pads are crap
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Yea. That or my rotors are warped

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Rotors wouldn't cause the popping sound at low speeds, but a bushing certainly would.
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Rotors wouldn't cause the popping sound at low speeds, but a bushing certainly would.
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And rotors do not warp (simplified answer)

technically anything can warp.

but for all intents and purposes, rotors do not warp.
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And rotors do not warp (simplified answer)

technically anything can warp.

but for all intents and purposes, rotors do not warp.
Ha my bad. Thanks for all the advice guys

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