vibrations - 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 08-10-2004, 02:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Rich328's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: England
Car:
Posts: 180
Photos:
Rich328 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to Rich328
I've got a problem with my car, when i get it upto some kind of decent speed - around 70 - 90 mph, the steering wheel seems to shake/vibrate, does anyone know what could be causing this?

is it just a simple case of getting my wheels balanced or is it something more serious?

thanks
Rich328 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-10-2004, 02:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Q_BMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Illinois USA
Car:
Posts: 567
Photos:
Q_BMW is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Q_BMW Send a message via MSN to Q_BMW
from my knowloedge, if its only doing it at high speeds it most like wheel balancing.
Q
__________________
<span style='font-size:15pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:red'>JUST SOLD:</span> <span style='color:blue'>01 BMW 330i with Sport &amp; M Package(5sp)</span></span>

<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'>Past:</span> <span style='color:red'>1996 BMW 328i</span></span>


<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'><a href='http://www.ofoto.com/BrowsePhotos.jsp?&collid=10038932107&page=1&sort_o rder=0' target='_blank'>PICTURES!!</a></span>
Q_BMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2004, 04:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Car:
Posts: 79
Photos:
chungaa1 is an unknown quantity at this point
howz the tread on the front tires?
maybe u can swap from back to front and see if the problem goes away..
yeah... if the steering wheel vibrates at low speeds it could be your rotors..
maybe u just need new tires..
eric
chungaa1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2004, 10:07 AM   #4 (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
mine did it and i got my tires aligned and wahlah no more shaking! but does it shake when you are on the brake slowing down also?

David
__________________
**BAKER POW REPORT**
bigred318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2004, 08:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Manchester - UK
Car:
Posts: 53
Photos:
rick316i is an unknown quantity at this point
Mine shakes when braking, but not driving. No passengers can feel, I can just feel it in my steering wheel. I had my BM guy look at it and he feels it isnt an issue and that the brake discs may be slightly warped and at high speeds the shake is exaggerated due to the motion.

I guess if it is happening without brakes it may be balancing or tyres.

Has the car ever had a bump against a kerb? that may have mis-alligned one of the wheels.
__________________
<img src='http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/Warlock1977/rick316ibanner.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
rick316i 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loss Of Power And Vibrations While Accelerating mozartean 3-Series (E46, E90) 4 10-26-2005 02:19 PM
Vibrations mysticguy04 3-Series (E21, E30) 8 08-30-2005 10:53 AM
Braking Vibrations mssoetaert 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 4 08-18-2005 10:49 AM
Shifting Vibrations SpeedInfusion 3-Series (E36) 2 10-29-2004 03:14 PM
Vibrations Sorcier 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 07-08-2004 06:47 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:19 PM.



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.