Steering wheel wobble

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Hi I have a 99 plate 2.0l z3 which has an intermittent steering wheel wobble which is violent at times when the car warms up it the wobble goes
Any thoughts
 

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I think it’s a front calliper because it happened to me. I thought I had lost a balancing weight at first. I stopped and found a wheel was hot through the brake rubbing. The calliper was partially seized and not releasing properly.
 
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I think it’s a front calliper because it happened to me. I thought I had lost a balancing weight at first. I stopped and found a wheel was hot through the brake rubbing. The calliper was partially seized and not releasing properly.
The bit I don’t understand is it goes when the car is hot ?
 

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Given whats listed on the advisories it appears the front suspension needs a refresh with shocks and ball joints and bushes, the wear on these items could well be the source of the wobble you get.
 
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I thought that but my garage said if it was the advisories it would happened all the time which makes me think it could be the caliper
Thanks for your help
 

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Hi and :welcome: from me too in Stafford. I agree with the sticking calliper diagnosis, it's a fairly common problem. I've also had the problem and new front callipers are not expensive. Good luck.
 

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An easy test is, after a run out put your hand close to the front wheels. DO NOT touch the wheel itself. If one is hotter than the other that would show a sticking calliper. HTH.
 
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I think it’s a front calliper because it happened to me. I thought I had lost a balancing weight at first. I stopped and found a wheel was hot through the brake rubbing. The calliper was partially seized and not releasing properly.
Give the car a run no problem until I started to break from 70mph and it started to wobble I pulled over and the nsf wheel was a lot hotter than the others so I have ordered a new calliper thanks for the tip I will keep you updated
 

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Give the car a run no problem until I started to break from 70mph and it started to wobble I pulled over and the nsf wheel was a lot hotter than the others so I have ordered a new calliper thanks for the tip I will keep you updated
Good news, pleased my tip worked for you:thumbsup:
 
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