4677RE: [bmw e28] steering shakes but not balancing?
- Aug 31, 2006squeeze( top to bottom) the ball joint with a LARGE pair of water pump
pliers aka channel locks, there should be no play at all
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From: bmwe28@... [mailto:bmwe28@...] On Behalf
Of Gerald Paul
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 9:51 AM
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?
--- 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 Haygood
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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
> Help please - I've got an '86 520auto. When driving
> 55/60mph i get steering wheel shake exactly as if
> 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
> 55/60", but i'm sure that's not the only solution!
> alloys are 14" and in great condition, any ideas???
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