STEERING WOBBLE

  • Tiny
  • Iflyjve
  • 1997 BMW 740
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 96,000 miles

I have a 1997 BMW 740iL, at aprox. 55 mph (and only within 3 or 4 mph of that speed up or down)my steering wheel has a wobble/shake. I have had the upper control arms replaced and have had the wheels balanced and realigned. The wobble/shake nulled out for about one month but is now back to the same wobble/shake as before. I had it checked again and the new mechanic said it could be the front struts. He said one was leaking. I also have what sounds like a rubber on rubber squeeking when I turn the wheel to park or pull out of a parking spot. Don't hear the squeek while traveling at speed. I would like to know if it could be the struts and if so are you 100% sure or like 50% sure or somewhere inbetween.

Saturday, July 9th, 2011 AT 7:45 PM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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I would check the thrust arm bushings first.

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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 12:26 PM
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  • jinyfoot
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That's it check bushings

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 6:05 PM
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  • Dr. Hagerty
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No all, but a place to start.
It is also difficult to diagnose some problems from the office.

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Sunday, November 11th, 2012 AT 12:22 AM

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