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Re: Steering wheel vibration
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2018, 22:35:40 PM »
Was thinking today... could it be bad shocks? Or shocks starting to go bad?

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Re: Steering wheel vibration
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2018, 23:28:50 PM »
The answer to that question is a possibly yes

As I advised previously........Any component that is linked to the road wheels is a suspect until they can be ruled out.

It is so annoying when you have to spend money to change parts on a hunch........only to discover that the problem persists.............als o the

parts you take off might still have some mechanical life still in them.  I would also advise you to chat with a few mechanics to see if they have

encountered  similar problems or know of a fix.

You will not be obligated to have them fix it....but some are a fountain of knowledge from years in the trade.

I am sorry I cannot think of a possible solution.........but I am sure someone in the garage community could have the answer.

I wish you well.......and you will get there at some point sooner or later

Good luck.



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Re: Steering wheel vibration
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2018, 06:46:21 AM »
Cheers, appreciate that!!
Alright I will plan to get another opinion on this before changing anything else.

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Re: Steering wheel vibration
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2018, 01:10:22 AM »
Hi wim,

Sorry to read of your issues  :(

I suggest you have your hubs checked for wear and out of round by a specialist.

Good luck

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Re: Steering wheel vibration
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2018, 13:34:08 PM »
Got some progress finally... I think.

Loosened the ARB bushings quite a bit and this improved already. Still not fully solved but definitely more bearable.

My feeling now is that although there's no play or worn parts, suspension might simply be too stiff... going to check coils and shocks next.

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Re: Steering wheel vibration
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2018, 20:15:26 PM »
OK so I do not find anything else. If any, the shudder happens when going over uneven roads - on flat roads nothing happens on the steering wheel. When the wheel hits a bump, it jerks the steering wheel.

On top of  that, the strut has been overhauled completely on both sides (new shocks, new coils, new bearings, new top mounts...)
Had another re-alignment check, but to no avail.

I'm really puzzled...

Quick question though: should there be any play in the top mount when the car is lifted from the ground?
I can feel this on both sides - its not there with my other Calibra (didn't check this one on the road yet).