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Vibrating front end on 2003 X5 3.0I

Discussion in 'E53 X5 (2000-2006)' started by kadeem1, Jan 10, 2009.

    kadeem1 guest

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    X5 vibrating, feel it in the steering, gas pedal etc. if I am the only one in the car the passanger seat vibrates. Chasnged brakes, One axel, both trust arm busshings and still happens. any one have any suggestion. it feels like the tires are going over large bumps in the road. Also balanced the tires a few time.

    Thanks

    M3Driver guest

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    Have you checked the wheels to see if they may be bent? Doesn't take much of a pothole to bend them just a bit.
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    EuroWerkz1

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    May be a bad CV joint. Mileage?

    kadeem1 guest

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    It has 75,000 miles. I also upgraded from 17 wheels to 19 wheels:mad:

    M3Driver guest

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    Are they BMW OEM wheels or a reputable brand (BBS, Breyton, etc..)?

    I've heard that the cheap "knock-off" wheels made in China or some other low-cost labor country that one may buy over the internet, local car wash, ebay, etc...can sometimes be shoddily made in that they can never get balanced properly. Mike Miller of Tech Talk has mentioned this numerous times in his columns.

    One question is did you have problem before or after you upgraded the wheels. If not I would put the 17" wheels back on and see if the problem goes away.
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    EuroWerkz1

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    Hmmmmmm

    Hmmm, it could be so many things but I'd have a professioneal inspect the front drive axles, and then if that chcks out it is likely a bad tire or wheel. If your 19's are not hubcentric BMW wheels, look there first for sure. BMW's are super sensitive to wheel fitment issues.
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    pseto

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    warped rotor maybe?

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