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Old 01-01-2004, 11:44 PM
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vibration in steering

wheel around 60...especially when I am breaking..happens all the way down to 50 or so. I have nearly new Michelin MxV tires.

Any idea of what might be happening. One thought..I slightly bumped a tire into a curb taking a chunk out of the rim..really a small chunk as I was barely moving..

Thanks for any help!!!
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:53 PM
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Presuming that we are talking about the 210 car... lower control arm bushings with maybe a little brake run-out to boot.
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:59 PM
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We are talking the 210 car..so no way the wheel rim scuff? The brakes are probably pretty good..they have been on less than a year and I am not hard on the car.

So it sounds like lower control arm bushings to you...is that an expensive job?

Like I said, there is minimal vibration when simply driving but considerable when breaking through 50mph..

Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2004, 12:00 AM
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What's your definition of a small chunk? I would recommend getting your wheels balanced, an alignment, and your rotors changed....in that order. Actually...change your rotors yourself and save asome money.
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Old 01-02-2004, 12:04 AM
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It takes only one overheating or overtorqueing to set the rotors off, but the forward control arm bushing is the culprit. The busings come as a kit though front and rear.
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Old 01-02-2004, 12:05 AM
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less than an inch long 1/4 in cut..recently had an alignment. I am a Discount Tire customer so they do free rotate and balance..will try that first.
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Old 01-02-2004, 12:10 AM
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Thanks Steve..so if I buy the Front/Lower bushing kit(they are around 60bucks)..and take it to my local MB mechanic...how hard on the wallot is the job?
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1997 E420 108k Black/Grey-SOLD
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