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Old 03-22-2005, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just bought a 97 528i, and am experiencing some judder at 70 - 80 mph. I took it to get the wheels aligned and balanced, but the problem does not seem to have gone away. Although you can feel it through the steering wheel there is no vibration on the steering wheel, it is felt more through my spine. (it's not too bad, like it doesn't clatter your teeth or anything, just annoying enough to worry me). Any ideas ?
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I have just bought a 97 528i, and am experiencing some judder at 70 - 80 mph. I took it to get the wheels aligned and balanced, but the problem does not seem to have gone away. Although you can feel it through the steering wheel there is no vibration on the steering wheel, it is felt more through my spine. (it's not too bad, like it doesn't clatter your teeth or anything, just annoying enough to worry me). Any ideas ?
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It could very likely be your tires...
Do you also hear some tire noise, especially at slow speeds?

Do you feel it when you apply the brakes? If you do, it could also be your control arm bushings...

Perhaps these are the two possible causes you could start looking at.
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Thanks for the answer. No tyre noise really, the only other symptoin is maybe a slmall knocking sensation through the steering wheel from the front.
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Thanks for the answer. No tyre noise really, the only other symptoin is maybe a slmall knocking sensation through the steering wheel from the front.
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Then I guess you should take a look at the control arm bushings, balljoints, etc.
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Thanks, I thought you might say that ! The car has only done 59k miles (I live in Ireland...) so I was hoping that it would be something simple. Thanks for the advice anyway.
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