E39 Vibration on Braking - help please !
On 29 Aug, 00:58, "Dave Plowman (News)" > wrote:
> In article
> * *holdgaj > wrote:
> > I have vibration of the sterring wheel on braking on an E39. There's
> > no vibrattion through the brake pedal. Just had a diagnosis from a
> > garage - "brake discs (rotors) need replacing". On reading the Brake
> > FAQ I see that worn suspension bushes can cause vibration of the
> > stereing wheel. The vibration is worse at higher speeds. I would have
> > thought that warped rotors would be felt through the pedal as well as
> > the steerrng wheel. I'm on a tight budget, and don't want to replace
> > the brake discs unecessarily. Can someone confirm that warped rotors
> > would be felt through the brake pedal ? Or not ? I'd also be
> > interested in the difficulty (i.e. cost) *of replacing the suspension
> > bushes *& which ones need to be replaced.
> It is very likely the control arm bushes if the vehicle has done more than
> about 70,000 miles and they are original. Unfortunately, as they're fluid
> filled, it's difficult to tell if there are worn by levering etc as they
> have some 'give' when perfect.
> They can be replaced with the correct workshop equipment, but few will
> have this so just replace the entire arm.
> IMHO it's far more likely to be the cause than warped discs. Even although
> most mechanics who don't know this model will diagnose that.
> *The statement below is true. *
> * * Dave Plowman * * * * * * * * London SW
> * * * * * * * * * To e-mail, change noise into sound.
Any idea what this might cost (replacement of the bushes ) I just had
a quoute of 800Euro for the job ... Seems like a lot ...