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Old 10-07-2018, 10:59 PM
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I've recently seen a thread where the steering u-joint was the source of problem but I believe it was a click click click type sound related to the wheel position.

What you are describing sounds like in the suspension.

Clarify: do you mean the steering wheel wobbles a bit left and right as you steer a constant radius or do you mean you feel an instability of some type as you steer


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Steering wheel doesnít wobble left or right, itís a lot more like a vibrating steering wheel. The vibration feels like itís coming from th steering column
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There are a lot of things that can cause this, try to figure out the frequency.

If it's so fast it almost tickles your hand almost certainly tires (cupping etc) if it's slow like a wiggle it's likely suspension like ball joints if it's in the middle and changes a lot based on turning radius it's likely in the CV axle.


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If you get a shudder ONLY when steering and it's a quick wiggle (shudder perfect word) and especially during a lane change then stops, it's almost certainly a ball joint.


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If you get a shudder ONLY when steering and it's a quick wiggle (shudder perfect word) and especially during a lane change then stops, it's almost certainly a ball joint.


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The shudder goes away once I pull off from driveway. It doesnít happen during regular driving, even when I change lanes
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You have to figure out exactly what condition brings it. Can you reproduce at McDonald's driveway? From red light ? Only turning right?
Often those wiggles are in the road but it sounds like leaning toward:

Tire cupping
CV axle related (cold grease)
Engine mount
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Let me shine some light on this for you guys. I had this issue. You need to rebuild brake calipers. My bmw shop owner friend diagnosed it, and was on the money. Did the drivers side, problem when asaynon that side. Still have to do pass side, issue has now crept up on that side.

Best way to check is pick up speed, get on the brakes, sorta hard, turn one direction, then go oppsodite direction as you come to a complete stop. Should shudder almost every time.
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When you say shudder, do you mean like a clacking sound? Or difficulties turning?
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Sticky caliper one side will definitely give you a steering shudder.


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When you say shudder, do you mean like a clacking sound? Or difficulties turning?
No, itís a vibration of the steering wheel

If I turn really quick when Iím doing my 3 point turn, it vibrates a lot more

If I turn the steering very slowly, I can reduce the vibration
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No, itís a vibration of the steering wheel

If I turn really quick when Iím doing my 3 point turn, it vibrates a lot more

If I turn the steering very slowly, I can reduce the vibration
Without brakes? Then your ball joint is gone.

Confirm is this makes sense.
Does not happen when wet/raining.
Does not happen as soon as you start driving, takes time to present itself.

Anyway, pretty sure itís your balljoints.
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