[E46] Horrible vibration through the steering

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  1. 12 Jun 2020 at 6:35 AM #1
    WendleB

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    Hi all.

    I wonder if anyone can offer a solution. I currently have a horrible vibration on the front end of the car. Feels like the front wheels are loose or something isnt attached properly. Ive had new arms and lollypop bushes (oem not poly). Complete tie rods, solid steering coupler, new arb drop links, new ps4 front tyres and a 4 wheel allignment from a specialist indie.

    I currently run bc coilovers with their adjustable camber plates and top mounts that have been on the car for about 50k. Although there is no knocking, could it be the top mounts are worn as it feeks like the front suspension is shaking when going over the slightest uneven road and when on full lock it feels like the wheels are not sitting on the road properly, or could it be the shocks? Would a worn steering rack cause the same feeling as the car has done 174k!

    Any advice greatly appreciated as its spoiling the enjoyment of driving at the moment.
     
  2. 15 Jun 2020 at 10:02 PM #2
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    I would check the nuts that hold the strut up in the turret ,as this is what is was on mine ,when I jacked that side of the car up I could see the strut moving !although I see you have non standard set up .Warped disc /sticky caliper or maybe a wheel bearing.Check all the new bits you have had put on something may have worked loose .Tyres ok no eggs on inside edge.
    hope you get too the bottom of it Mickey
     
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  3. 16 Jun 2020 at 5:58 AM #3
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    Cheers mate. Will have a poke around and double check the nuts.:drive1:
     
  4. 16 Jun 2020 at 8:39 AM #4
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    Check nut on top mount too although don't think if its loose it will be the sole problem
     
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    I got something like that when my drivers side front brake caliper kept sticking on. My local tyre fitters found it when I took it to them as I thought it was something wrong with the tyres. New caliper fixed it.
     
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