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4679RE: [bmw e28] steering shakes but not balancing?

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  • Gerald Paul
    Aug 31, 2006
      Do you do this for all 10 ball joints? I guess you
      cannot tighten the joints anymore because of exceeding
      torquing values or range?
      Thanks,
      jerry

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

      > 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
      > > 03/04/05 Official 5er Fest Sponsor
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      > >
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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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