VIBRATION IN STEERING WHEEL
2001 BMW 530i • 86,000 miles
Car is a 2001 BMW 530i with an automatic transmission, 140,000 km's on it. Steering wheel has a vibration periodically at speeds of 85-90 and 120-125. Vibration increases when brakes are applied at these speeds. There are NO clunking sounds coming from the front end when the wheels are turned at slow speeds. Car has 140,000 km's on it, recently had the front lower control arm replaced by a reputable bmw mechanic who at that time diagnosed no other suspension issues (approx 2,000 km's ago) tires do need to be replaced are getting low tread.
Tires can cause this and also warped rotors. When was the last time you had a brake job and were the rotors replaced or turned?
Brakes were done about 4,800 miles ago. Rotors were replaced 29,000 miles ago.
Things that can cause a vibration are the need for an alignment, bad ball joints or tie rod ends - but you said these were checked. It can also be a wheel bearing going bad or the tires balanced. If you need tires, that too can be the problem. Check the price at TireRack. Com
Thanks for your help Impala. Going to toss some new tires on this weekend and see how that goes.
Again, just my 2-cents - price around - I have been getting my tires from TireRack. Com for years. They have slection questions that can narrow down what you want - all makes - then I always select everything and end up with a bunch of tires. Then you can sort by say price - then end up with 4 or 5 then I sort by tread life then start looking at the stats for wet braking etc. Then they ship right to your door and you pay someone to mount and balance. Has always been cheaper for me. Good luck
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