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#1 (permalink) Old 07-20-2008, 12:03 PM
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i need suspension help!

i have a 94 318is and i have strong steering wheel wobbles at 45 mph and it disappears at 60 mph. The car has a new control arms, ball joints, tie rods, new tires (rims are fine), and 4 wheels alignment, but it still wobbles. At this point I am clues considering i have already spent tons of money on correcting the problem, yet i am still in square one. I also have a vibration when braking at high speed only - express way. The car has a new rotors and new pads installed - no change. I have taken this car to many mechanics and shops and everyone is saying different things and its becoming costly. Please help me - my email is jepz1302@yahoo.com
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That is very strange. You've replaced the most common culprits for those issues. I would stick with one mechanic for this issue. They should give you a bit of a break if they have to continue to work on the problem and they will have a better idea of what has been done etc. I'll have to think on some other causes for a bit.
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Find a place that does dynamic wheel balancing, they basically balance the wheel on the car. Since it is mostly in that speed range I would think that it could be the problem and probably a cheaper thing to try!


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45 mph and it disappears at 60 mph.<<< if dynamic balancing does not cure your problem; suspect warped rims, or bad tires.
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Actually, one mechanic told me that it may be my front struts since they are still the original. However, i thought the car will be bouncy if the struts are worn or bad. Also, Discount Tires and Sear Tires have checked my rims and both said they are fine. Is it possible it may be my struts? I want to be sure about this before spending another dollars.
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45 mph and it disappears at 60 mph.<<< if dynamic balancing does not cure your problem; suspect warped rims, or bad tires.
I know he said the rotors were new, but maybe one could be defective & maybe warped......because he said he gets the condition when braking too!
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NO... not struts. NO WAY struts.(unless the wobble you describe is and UP-&-DOWN wobble. lolz
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