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Vibration from steering wheel when braking

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Hi , I’ve got slight vibration coming through the steering wheel , only when braking from high speeds 

it’s not there when braking hard  at low speeds 

 

any ideas ? Thanks 

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Jim27   

Get your front wheels off and have them balanced but also checked for damage to the alloy wheel. Also check the tyres for any damage.

 

After that try re-bedding in of your discs-pads - read this (proper guide is towards the end of the article) - http://powerbrake.co.uk/tech_info/tech_02_bedin.htm

 

This all assumes of course that your calipers/pistons are sliding freely and the hub-disc-wheel faces are clean and flat when fitted.

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momo   

Sounds like warped discs to me.. It'll be more pronounced at higher speeds. They're probably not that warped to notice at lower speeds.

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Hi thanks for reply , when I bought the car the front alloys were  very badly curbed , the vibration  when braking from high speeds  was really bad . I had the car looked at by mechanic and he had good look around car and said everything looked ok , but noticed drivers front control arm had been replaced 

i asked him to balance the front wheels , that’s when he noticed the drivers front  alloy was badly buckled , so looks like previous owner has hit a curb hard!!

I have just bought a good set or refurbed alloys  with good tyres ,  hoping this would sort the problem , it’s a lot better than it was but there’s still slight vibration  at high speeds the guy I bought the alloys from had a look at my brakes, he said the discs looked a little thin, but everything looked ok but my rear pads are low and only have roughly 1000miles left , so these will be replaced next week, I’ve also noticed the handbrake needs adjustment as not holding on hills 

it’s a 330ci Conv by the way 

 

cheers 

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derbyjj   
On 05/01/2019 at 20:45, Pnesshead said:

Hi , I’ve got slight vibration coming through the steering wheel , only when braking from high speeds 

it’s not there when braking hard  at low speeds 

 

any ideas ? Thanks 

Have the suspension mounts checked 

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