Major Crisis - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2004, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Car: ///M3,Corolla
Posts: 13,803
Photos:
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
Thumbs down

well i got new rims, all of a sudden my steering wheel shakes...what do i do???
changed the control arms which were worn,changed tie rods, got tires balanced...changed brakes and rotors and still my steering is shaking when i drive...can someone help me out plz? ive had 10 different people say 10 different things...im down to either i need a adapter or a i need a hubcentric...shit...can someone plz help me out? anyone in SoCal know a place where i can go???

thanks...
__________________
SpeedInfusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-26-2004, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Car:
Posts: 628
Photos:
wulley1 is an unknown quantity at this point
It seems like you've taken care of most of the things that can cause the vibration. Have you checked you alignment?

Does it vibrate more when accelerating? Could be guibo if it does.
wulley1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
-pimpin328is-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Car:
Posts: 367
Photos:
-pimpin328is- is an unknown quantity at this point
i don't think its his guibo, when my guibo went bad the steering didn't shake at all, mostly vibrated right under my shift knob, but didn't affect steering at all. My steering wheel did shake when i had bad bushing tho.
__________________
Mods: Tint, Euro Tails, Smoked corners and Side Markers, E46 Style Shadow Grill, 18" M3 Replicas, M3 Exhaust, Low Beam Silver Stars
-pimpin328is- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 03:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
/Banned
 
xsperf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Car:
Posts: 963
Photos:
xsperf is an unknown quantity at this point
you must be more specific of how and when it shakes.

how bad is it? when does it happen?
xsperf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 03:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
RIBEMR26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Car:
Posts: 577
Photos:
RIBEMR26 is an unknown quantity at this point
I assume you already had an alignment? Maybe check all tires for flat spots?
__________________
<img src='http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/uploads/post-46-1094081870.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

Clear Corners and Sidemarkers
ZKW Euro Ellipsoids w/ DDE Enhanced
Debaffled Airbox w/Green Drop-In High Performance Air Filter
RIBEMR26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 03:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Car: ///M3,Corolla
Posts: 13,803
Photos:
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
ok well it shakes randomly...alignment is fine...i can let go of the wheel and the car will go straight its just the wheel shakes(like how a wheel shakes when ur rotors are bad and u hit the brakes)...
__________________
SpeedInfusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 03:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Car:
Posts: 63
Photos:
llzoom_zoomll is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to llzoom_zoomll
well, I had this problem with my e34. and yeah, it is the hubcentric thing almost guaranteed! i got new rims, and shaking would start at bout 50 mph til about 60 mph.Go to discount tire or tirerack.com. i got mine from discount tires for 20 bucks. its a round plastic piece that goes on the hub between the hub and rim. before you install the rims on, put this on. they are either plastic, or metal. looks like nothing, but makes a HUGE difference. good luck!
__________________
You think gas is expensive? CHECK THIS OUT:
Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ...........$9.52 per gallon
Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 .......... $10.00 per gallon
Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon
Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 .......... $10.32 per gallon
Evian water9 oz $1.49..........$21.19 per gallon?
Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ........... $33.60 per gallon
Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 ........ $123.20 per gallon
Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 .... $178.13 per gallon
llzoom_zoomll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 04:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Car:
Posts: 628
Photos:
wulley1 is an unknown quantity at this point
I thought the only purpose those served was to keep rims from rusting onto the rotors.
wulley1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 07:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
Power Shifting
 
Cruzin 323is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Carle Place, NY
Car:
Posts: 3,677
Photos:
Cruzin 323is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Cruzin 323is
new tires??? bent rims from where u bought them??? maybe a bubble in your tire....??? thats what my car did, then i bought a new tire, and everythin was fine??
__________________
-SOLD..
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2229108/1 *UPDATED 8.25.06*
R.I.P Fast 6


stuff for sale on my e36.. CHeck it out!
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/aft...e36-49128.html
Cruzin 323is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 07:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
robbins6103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Car:
Posts: 239
Photos:
robbins6103 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to robbins6103
Go and get your wheels balanced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
<img src='http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/740000-740999/740645_1_full.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
robbins6103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 08:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Car: ///M3,Corolla
Posts: 13,803
Photos:
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
Quote:
Originally posted by robbins6103@Nov 26 2004, 07:22 PM
Go and get your wheels balanced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[snapback]238065[/snapback]
not to be mean but i just said i balanced the tires...also, they are brand new rims and tires, not bent, perfect condition..and now my rear passanger side of the car is lower than the rest of the car...god this sux..thanks for the help, worse come worse ill pick up the hubcentrics...o and wulley, the hubcentris alligns the middle of the rim with the hub, the wheel spacers move the wheel so it wont rub on the rotor
__________________
SpeedInfusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2004, 08:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
Speedy-325is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Pole Position #1
Car:
Posts: 1,458
Photos:
Speedy-325is is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Speedy-325is Send a message via MSN to Speedy-325is Send a message via Yahoo to Speedy-325is
try this: (SERIOUSLY)

(818)787-7187
Valley European

the best i have evry found. they r not the cheapest, but they do amazing things, and are HONEST, HONEST, HONEST!!!! this is the shop that swapped my engine in 2 days without a single problem. talk to Fred.

fyi:
this is the shop that custom fabricated a
1977 Porche 930 GT-slant nose, twin turbo, twin intercooled, 650 HP, freeking fastest, sexiest ride i have ever had.....
its the car porshe said was impossible to build because of the space limitations and having 2 seperate intercoolers for each turbo. Valley Euro was/is the first to ever pull it off.
they mainly build custom Porsche racecars, but fred started with BMW, and will do the work if he likes you. hes very fair, and will tell u flat out every time.

u try, i know u like.
Mark
Speedy-325is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2004, 12:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Car:
Posts: 63
Photos:
llzoom_zoomll is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to llzoom_zoomll
not a bad idea. as for the hubcentric, they keep the wheel sitting on the hub very....firm if you would. if the wheel is too big and doesnt sit on the hub properly, it will start to shake alot and thus, the hubcentric "cushions" the wheels onto the hub.
__________________
You think gas is expensive? CHECK THIS OUT:
Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ...........$9.52 per gallon
Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 .......... $10.00 per gallon
Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon
Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 .......... $10.32 per gallon
Evian water9 oz $1.49..........$21.19 per gallon?
Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 ........... $33.60 per gallon
Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 ........ $123.20 per gallon
Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 .... $178.13 per gallon
llzoom_zoomll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2004, 02:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
General Chaos
 
SpeedInfusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Plano, TX
Car: ///M3,Corolla
Posts: 13,803
Photos:
SpeedInfusion has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to SpeedInfusion
thanks for all the help!

Hubcentrics it is! the guys who i bought the rims from are sending them for free..

thanks again!
__________________
SpeedInfusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2004, 02:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
350z
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Car: 03 Nissan 350z Track
Posts: 4,932
Photos:
bigred318 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bigred318 Send a message via Yahoo to bigred318
thats nice of the dude to send them to you for free hopefully it all works!

DAvid
__________________
**BAKER POW REPORT**
bigred318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.