Steering Question - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
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.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 12-21-2003, 04:25 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Aggieland81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aggieland81 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Aggieland81
(Thread Starter)
Ok, when im driving between 40-50 mph and only that speed, my steering wheel shakes. Sometimes mildly, but sometimes it can get pretty bad, i know that my front shocks are leaking and that i have a worn flex disc and rear shock mounts, could that be the cause of this? and why is it only between those speeds???

-Erik

<img src='http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/uploads/post-4-1083708618.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Aggieland81 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-21-2003, 04:37 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
whitebeemer328 is an unknown quantity at this point
balance your rims
whitebeemer328 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 12-21-2003, 05:10 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Aggieland81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aggieland81 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Aggieland81
(Thread Starter)
how?

<img src='http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/uploads/post-4-1083708618.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Aggieland81 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2003, 07:12 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: UMBC, Maryland
Posts: 2,329
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute woobiee has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to woobiee
woobiee is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 12-22-2003, 03:37 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: VA
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bmw_freak96 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to bmw_freak96
that, but also, there it is a comon thing in alot of cars.. it has to do with the natural rythym of the wheels spinning in the wheel wells...i dunno if you ever learned about this suspension bridge in the u.s. where the wind started blowing at the same rythmic speed of the bridge and it started twisting and bending, and eventually it fell, the same thing happened in my mom's 2001 mountaineer, we rotated tires, re aligned everything, helped a little, but if your steering wheel and whole car overall kinda vibrate, thats most likely what it is... just get everything balanced

<a href='http://www.cardomain.com/id/bmwfreak96' target='_blank'><img src='http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/10/web/442000-442999/442561_4.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /></a><a href='http://www.cardomain.com/id/bmwfreak96' target='_blank'><img src='http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/10/web/442000-442999/442561_5.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /></a>
bmw_freak96 is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 05:23 AM
3rd Gear Member
 
Scarface's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Jacksonville, AL
Posts: 569
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Scarface is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Scarface
I don't know about this rhythm theory but mine does the same thing and it is a warped rotor..Especially when I apply the brakes at higher speeds. I have seen a few other people on here post the same question and more than likely you have the same problem as we do. I would also go to a tire shop and have them check the balance on your wheels and tires to make sure...

-1998 BMW 540i6(Axis Penta 20's,M5 shadow grilles,trunk lip,led tails,oem front lip,PIAA lighting)
-2002 Cadillac Escalade(Zinik Luina 22's,OEM HID upgrade)
Scarface is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 05:33 AM
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Posts: 5,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
I had the problem when I first got my car. My problem was the way the tires had been worn in. Rotating and balancing are probably your best options, and then alignment. If that doesn't work, new tires are the only fix.

<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 08:02 AM
350z
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4,932
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bigred318 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to bigred318 Send a message via Yahoo to bigred318
yeah my car has that same problem and its mainly when i am slowing down, i also know that i need to go get my alignement fixed so thats what it probably is, how much does it cost to get your alignment fixed say at like les schawb?

David
bigred318 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 11:26 AM
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Posts: 5,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
I am not familiar with that chain, however the guys at goodyear explained to me that when I purchased said tires that if I needed an alignment then I would have to go to the dealership or special BMW garage, because most places dont have the know-how to do it properly on some european cars.

<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline  
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)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E34 V8 Steering Box Nightmare black_bird_blue 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 2 02-23-2010 04:18 PM
Power Steering Reservoir Hose Question... dblmikeusa1 3-Series (E36) 3 09-02-2005 10:32 AM
Steering Wheel Question bmwultdrivinmach 3-Series (E36) 6 04-17-2005 01:14 AM
Link Play In Power Steering BMWhatever 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 0 10-11-2004 01:23 PM

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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome