AH FabricationsEM Tuning
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    CJP80's Avatar
    987C

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    249

    S3 Steering wobble/vibration

    Hi,

    My S3 has now done nearly 17K miles and for the last few thousand I've begun to notice a vibration and very slight wobble from the wheel and through the floor panel at 70mph and upwards. All of the wheels have been properly balanced.

    With the exclusion of buckled alloys, can anyone shed some light on the possible cause?

    I take it buckled wheels would not be covered under warranty?
    2008 987C Porsche Cayman S (299 RWHP)
    2007 987 Porsche Boxster S (295 RWHP)
    2007 Audi S3 (330PS)
    2005 Seat Leon FR TDI (195PS)
    2005 Skoda Fabia vRS (175PS)

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    JamS3's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Stockton-on-Tees
    Posts
    2,248
    Don't rule out one of the balancing weights falling off the wheels, this is quite common especially in washing the car etc.

    Start with the inexpensive route and get this checked out first you may be pleasantly surprised!
    NOW - Audi S3 Facelift - Sprint Blue, RNS-E Sat Nav, SDS, Bluetooth Phone Prep, Bose, Cruise, Buckets, FBMFSW, Adaptive Lights, Int Light Pack, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Piano Black Inserts, Through Load, Auto Dim RV Mirror/Wing, Auto Wipers/Lights, Folding Door Mirrors, Heated Seats, Ipod Dock, Front Arm Rest, Rear/Front Parking Sensors, 1st Aid Kit, Rear Arm Rest, H + R Springs, Front 15mm Spacers, Rear 10mm Spacers.

  4. #3
    KRL
    KRL's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    523
    I would check for flat spots on your tyres too.
    Ice Silver S3 + every single option + REVO + BSH Street Can + Forge Twintake + Autotech


  5. #4
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Sunny Poole
    Posts
    91
    Do you feel it through the steering wheel?

    if not it's a problem with the rears'

    2007 S3 Phantom Black - All the toys!

  6. #5
    CJP80's Avatar
    987C

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    249
    Yes, I felt it quite badly through the steering wheel initially, but after balancing the wheels twice it has reduced. I feel more of a wobble in the car than the wheel now.
    Last edited by CJP80; 26th October 2007 at 20:45.
    2008 987C Porsche Cayman S (299 RWHP)
    2007 987 Porsche Boxster S (295 RWHP)
    2007 Audi S3 (330PS)
    2005 Seat Leon FR TDI (195PS)
    2005 Skoda Fabia vRS (175PS)

  7. #6
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,538
    could be alignment too. re-balancing may have solved part of it, but they could still be out of line.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO