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Searching for steering wobble reason
Steering wobble between 60-45mph, much more noticable under braking, for
the last 2-3 weeks. I finally got around to rotate my tires tonight after
work. Back to front to check for out of balance front tires. I torqued
each bolt to 80 ft lbs. Front rotors have small warpage from big stop after
high speed run, that happened only 2 days ago. I believe I also cooked some
of the brake fluid, time to flush and replace with ATE super blue.
After rotating the tires the steering became much smoother. The wobble
still exists in the exact same speed range, same exact feeling, more
noticable under braking. So I assume balance the balance on the front tires
is fine since the wobble remains the same after rotating, this a good
Could this be an alignment problem, toe got muffed by a bump? Alignment
performed last month, new tie rod ends and NO steering wobble until 2 weeks
after the alignment.
Control arm bushings installed badly, but according to mechanic they
aren't showing unreasonable flex. He believes they are not the problem, but
the control arms were "distorted" during the bushing installation. Control
arm distortion casuing the problem? Mechanic says probably not.
What else could be causing the problem I am experiencing? The steering
wheel wobbles side to side but the car does not track improperly. Anyone
have any better ideas?
Alexander van Gerbig
'88 Audi 80 -- Koni Yellows, G&M Springs
HÖR Technologies Sport Hydro Cam, K&N Filter
Borbet Type T, Dunlop SP9000 Sport
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