2383Re: front end shimmy.
- May 12, 2004This shimmy is a standard problem with the E28 - the
other contributors are correct and have given good advice.
BUT also consider the effect of a warped brake disc. If the shimmy
occurs as you SLOW DOWN through the critical speeds then check ALL
discs (can be done at a testing station in the UK very quickly).
On mine, one of the rear discs was way out of true and one of the
fronts a little out of true. (Don't forget that the pulses from the
rear brakes can be fed through to a front brake) - anyway after
replacing all four discs the problem totally disappeared.
That was 20,000 miles ago and it hasn't returned.
Hope this helps - Jim Butterworth
--- In bmwe28@..., milkandcereal10 <no_reply@y...>
> hey guys.
> i've got an '85 535i that has a horrible shimmy up
> front when i approach 45 miles per hour. i've had both
> right and left lower tie rods replaced and the idler
> arm and bushing with it. the whole front end really
> shakes hard when i hit between 45 and 50 mph. i do
> have hartge 16 inch rims on it. they've been on the
> car the 3 years i've had it. would that cause the
> shimmy? anyone ever run into this problem? thanks.
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