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Old 11-20-2002, 07:24 AM
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Help, my car (300-CE) shakes to much


I have 2 questions and i hope that someone knowes a awnser.

1) I have changed my, what we call in Holland "Fusee-kogel", "Fusee-bullit) now my car chakes realy bad, it feels like my front weel is lose.

2) The engine is pulling fake air (valse lucht), this is wy my power-steering is not working good, so they tell me at the garage. Can someone tell where and what to look for when there are problems with power-steering, because everytime i turn my steering-weel my rpm drops real low and the shuts-down, and because of this my engine is rocking hard, feels like there is no oil in the engine but ther is.

PLease can someone help me, i have spend somuch money on this car, and still drives bad.

Anny help apriciatted.
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Old 11-20-2002, 10:21 AM
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I think a kogel is a bearing but I don't know which one. Is this the wheel bearing? Have you replaced the wheel bearing yourself and failed to adjust it properly?

I think the problem with your power steering is an air leak? This means that the engine power will be very low at idle and the extra load caused by the power steering pump is making the engine stall. If this is true, then the problem is not the power steering but an air leak on the engine. You need to check the rubber air hoses for signs of cracking or splitting.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.
Cheers, Neil
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Old 11-20-2002, 10:45 AM
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Thanks for you reply,
"Fusee Kogel" is in english i think ball-joint,

No I have not did this my self, bud it has be done in a garage
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Old 11-20-2002, 02:51 PM
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Is it the engine that shakes or vibrates?

What do you mean by shaking? Does the front end wobble around when you are driving or something?

If it's the engine check out the motor mounts.

Does the idle speed fluctuate at idle?

Good luck,
2008 BMW 335i Coupe
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Old 11-20-2002, 04:19 PM
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If I understand you correctly, you changed the ball joint. Did you replace one side or both? It seems obvious to me that after you changed the ball joint, a severe vibration resulted.

I'd recheck your work to see that every suspension component is attached correctly and that the ball-joint is also correctly installed.

If you didn't do it, take it back to the shop immediately.
Paul S.

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79,200 miles.

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