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#1 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 05:49 PM
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Steering wheel vibration when braking at 80 km/h

Well today when driving at near 80 km/h and braking i felt a vibration on steering wheel. Below 60/80 i dont feel anything but at more than 80 these symptom appears everytime i brake.
What can it be ?

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sounds like your front rotors are warped, how old are they?
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sounds like your front rotors are warped, how old are they?
Dont really know...i bought these car recently...with 230000 kms and had been on a service changing some stuff like rear brakes/discs

Î brake between 80 and 140 km/h and the steering starts to vibrate then it stops vibrations below 80 km/h
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Sounds like a suspension bush to me, or it might be your wheels are out of balance. Try it with your wheels balanced 1st.

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front rotors warped. get them checked and turned or time to upgrade.

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The same thing happened to my 530i and turn out to be the TIE ROD from the driver side.
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My 740IL suffers from the same, when the speed exceeds 80Km/hr I start feel with vibration on the steering wheel and this vibration will increase by stepping on the brake.
I've sent the brake disks to lathe, but still I have the same problem.
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if it's not warped rotors then it could be the bushings on the control arms.
I had both problems on mine and new rotors and new control arms with bushings took care of it
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