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4677RE: [bmw e28] steering shakes but not balancing?

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  • Steve Haygood
    Aug 31, 2006
      squeeze( top to bottom) the ball joint with a LARGE pair of water pump
      pliers aka channel locks, there should be no play at all

      Steve Haygood
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      From: bmwe28@... [mailto:bmwe28@...] On Behalf
      Of Gerald Paul
      Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 9:51 AM
      To: bmwe28@...
      Subject: RE: [bmw e28] steering shakes but not balancing?


      When you check the ball joints, should you see (feel)
      any movement? Or is it rather looking for physical
      signs like shiny areas or buildup of materials?
      Thanks,
      Jerry
      86 535i
      88 535is

      --- Steve Haygood <sfhaygood@...> wrote:

      > check all the ball joints, there are 10 of them all
      > told, 4 on the tie rods,
      > 4 on the control arms and 2 on the center link, a
      > little play in a couple
      > adds up. Also check the upper control arm bushings
      > Steve
      >
      > Steve Haygood
      > BMW CCA 6 Series Register Director
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      >
      > From: bmwe28@...
      > [mailto:bmwe28@...] On Behalf
      > Of harvey kay
      > Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 6:10 AM
      > To: bmwe28@...
      > Subject: [bmw e28] steering shakes but not
      > balancing?
      >
      >
      > Help please - I've got an '86 520auto. When driving
      > at
      > 55/60mph i get steering wheel shake exactly as if
      > the
      > wheels weren't balanced and although i have had them
      > balanced by two separate garages, it still remains.
      > Any ideas? One wag at the garage said "don't drive
      > at
      > 55/60", but i'm sure that's not the only solution!
      > The
      > alloys are 14" and in great condition, any ideas???
      >
      >
      >
      >
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