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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by wushu762@Dec 6 2004, 12:34 AM |
1995 318i, got the same old front end vibrations as ive read many people have. This is starting to really drive me crazy. When the cars in the air, the I try shaking the tires and I get no play whatsoever, so I assumed it was the rotors as everyone seems to say that is the main culprit, after new rotors and pads, I still had the same problem. I then went on and replaced the bushings, they were pretty torn up, I just got out on my car and now the vibration has eased up a bit at lower speeds but is still there. It occurs at about 60 mph and over. I doubt that its the ball joints as when i bought my car less than a year ago, they were replaced and ive inspected them and they seem in good condition. So with everything I just replaced im plain out of ideas. Btw, my alignment is perfect. Speculating it was a bent rim, I swapped the rears to the front and had the same problem.
-If it was the wheel bearings id assume there would be some play in the wheels when id try to shake them? is this correct?
-My tires are fairly worn so I was planning on buying new ones, could this be the culprit?
Ive always done all my own work to my car, but this is starting to really drive me nuts. Im new to working on bmw's so I cannot isolate exactly what it is that is causing this. When the car starts to vibrate the car maintains its speed so I cant see it being a sticking caliper. Someone give me some input as at this point im frustrated beyond belief, and no I do not wish to take it to a dealer. Ive always done all my own work on my cars and this is going to be no different, I just need some input and ideas. Thanks.
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