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4682RE: [bmw e28] steering shakes but not balancing?

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  • Steve Haygood
    Aug 31, 2006
      not a problem, let me know if you need any more info

      Steve Haygood
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      From: bmwe28@... [mailto:bmwe28@...] On Behalf
      Of Gerald Paul
      Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 10:36 AM
      To: bmwe28@...
      Subject: RE: [bmw e28] steering shakes but not balancing?


      Steve,
      Thank you very much.
      Jerry

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

      > yes, all 10, the play is inside the joint, not the
      > nut/bolt joint.
      > Tightening will not help, unless the nut is actually
      > lose
      >
      > Steve Haygood
      > BMW CCA 6 Series Register Director
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      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: bmwe28@...
      > [mailto:bmwe28@...] On Behalf
      > Of Gerald Paul
      > Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 10:11 AM
      > To: bmwe28@...
      > Subject: RE: [bmw e28] steering shakes but not
      > balancing?
      >
      >
      > 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
      > > BMW CCA 6 Series Register Director
      > > 03/04/05 Official 5er Fest Sponsor
      > > 03/04/05 Official Sharkfest Sponsor
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > _____
      > >
      > > 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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      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > _____
      > > >
      > > > 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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