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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 05-13-2012, 03:04 AM
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Steering wheel shakes at 65mph

I have a 1990 325ic. When driving at around 63-68 my steering wheel shakes a little. If I'm going slower or faster then that range of speed it drives fine. Anyone know what's wrong?
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:20 AM
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its either your steering it out of alignment and/or your brake rotors are warped. this is the answer to the problem on every car known to man
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:22 AM
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Wheel May need to be balanced. You could have lost a weight.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:33 AM
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Wheel May need to be balanced. You could have lost a weight.
i dont know why i said steering out of alignment.. i meant to say unbalanced wheels. must be time to go to sleep, usually am for two hours by this time of night lol.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:35 AM
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I had a warn sway barn link that caused slight shaking.

also warn tie rods can cause that. usually gets worse as your speed increase. unbalanced wheel seems about right, look for a clean spot on the rim..
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:03 PM
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unbalanced wheels, warped rotors, bad strut are your 3 main reasons of a wobble at a certain speed.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:18 AM
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I have a 1990 325ic. When driving at around 63-68 my steering wheel shakes a little. If I'm going slower or faster then that range of speed it drives fine. Anyone know what's wrong?
Is this a regular thing or just once? Yeah id start with a balance
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I just dont see any other logical way around this problem.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:09 AM
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Worn suspension parts, most commonly bad wheel balance or warped rotors. Sometimes a tire will get worn strange and cause this as well.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:56 AM
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Is this a regular thing or just once? Yeah id start with a balance
This is a regular thing happens everytime Im driving from 63-68 mph. Doesn't happen when I push the brakes only when driving. I checked my rims an all of them of a weight on them.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:57 AM
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It's a completely bone stock car nothing has ever been changed on it
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:39 PM
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Even if all the weights seem to be on the. Wheels can still be off balance... And as for certain speed if rotors are a bit warped they can still make car vibrate at a certain speed
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:41 PM
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Cool thanks for all the help everyone. I'll see if getting the tires balanced solves the problem.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:45 PM
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It ended up just needing to be balanced. Thanks everyone car is driving smooth.
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