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    Steering feckin wobble

    Alright folks,

    Been doin a good bit of searchin and still aint been able 2 figure this one out. When im doing over 60-70mpb the car feels a bit unstable, almost as if its swaying from left to right. Also if im going over uneven road the steering wheels shakes violently with every bump i go over.

    Was convinced it was only the control arm bushings so i stuck on some polyurethane ones and had the tracking done but its still very unstable and I still have a bit of horizontal play in my left wheel (from 3oclock to 9)

    I was thinkin it might be the wheel bearing but from what im reading on here that should be vertical play (12oclock to 6)

    Any help'd be great, cheers lads.
    Last edited by Tontizzle; 03-22-2010 at 01:23 PM.

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    check control arms, control arm bushings and end links.

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    Did you change your tires recently ??

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    new mate tyres, had them balanced and alinged aswell

    been doin a good bit more lookin into this and starting to think its my outer tie rods

    seems to be a good bit of play in them. i can easily move the circled bit with my hand on each side of the car, one more so than the other


    just lookin for a second opinion

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    Let me guess.. Your new tires looks like an arrow in the middle .. something like the attached design ? What's your tyre type ?

    Check this out:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1412283

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    Quote Originally Posted by war085 View Post
    Let me guess.. Your new tires looks like an arrow in the middle .. something like the attached design ? What's your tyre type ?

    Check this out:
    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1412283
    your a legend mate, i think your right

    my front two are birdgestone with a pretty standard design but the back two are arrow type design, ya reckon this is what is pullin my car around the place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tontizzle View Post
    your a legend mate, i think your right

    my front two are birdgestone with a pretty standard design but the back two are arrow type design, ya reckon this is what is pullin my car around the place?
    I'm sure it is. I had the problem in two cars and both cases solved by replacing those crap tires.

    Get rid of the back two tires and enjoy the road again.

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    you were spot on mate. got myself a new rear set and she works like a charm now. Also corners a hell of a lot better

    your a ledge mate

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