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post #1 of 12 Old 1st April 2016, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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Vibration in the Steering Wheel

Hi all,


Have noticed in last month or so that after I start the car there seems to be a slight vibration in the steering wheel. This lasts a few minutes and seems to go away when underway......


any ideas ? I am baffled


Thanks in advance for any help you can provide

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post #2 of 12 Old 3rd April 2016, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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no ideas folks ? I am baffled.....

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Hi. Tell us more about the vibration. Is it at certain speeds? How are your front rotors? I've heard of people having a "sticky" brake caliper when cold, causing it to grip the rotor a little until warmed up. If your rotors are in less than perfect shape, this could transmit the vibration into your steering wheel.

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are your wheels balanced? Do you experience this phenomen when braking, if so how much life is left in your pads and how thick are your rotors? Have you had the car off the ground to check if you have a "loose" wheel? (Remember the good old days when Dad kicked the tires?). Have you checked the "guibo", ( driveshaft rubber flex disc coupling), is your drive shaft balanced, are your shocks in good shape? And and and, these might be a good place to start though.
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check for bent wheels...specifically the inner lip. jack up a corner at a time and rotate wheel and watch for runout on the inner lip

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I'm experiencing a similar issue. Its only noticeable at about 40mph and as I speed up it goes away. I will see about getting it on a lift this weekend so I can check the wheels. Thanks
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post #7 of 12 Old 13th May 2016, 01:11 AM
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Not really a general question. If you post in this forum you will get tons of replies.
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That said if it is at one specific speed likely in the balance of the tire or wheel.
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Do you mean you get the vibration while the car is running, but stopped? How are your remote oil filter housing rubber mounts? I had some weird rpm specific noise and vibes from these mounts being bad. I wouldn't have believed it was from the mounts until I fixed them and it went away.

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that could be something as easy as control arm bushings, get the car in the air and shake the wheels. get the wheels balanced dosent hurt
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