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Steering Judder

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Z82, Apr 14, 2013.

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    [Apr 14, 2013]
    Hey guys,

    Just moved house so the S4 has not been used much last few weeks. I took her out the other day and when i hit 60 the steering started shaking like mad, I paniced and headed straight home. I am unsure when this started as I was imidately aware (after turning stereo off and paying attention) that there was a slight judder at lower speed too.
    When I moved house I filled the boot with about 100kg of copper (cars empty now) which it sat for 2 weeks and now back driver side is a lot lower so Im guessing this has broken a spring but would this cause my judder problem? If not any suggestions as to what to check etc please?
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    [Apr 14, 2013]
    Wheels out of balance...thrown a weight?
    Brake hose loose?
    Wheel Nut loose?
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    [Apr 14, 2013]
    Wheel balancing as mentioned. Hitting 60 and this happening is a trade mark of this
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    [Apr 14, 2013]
    First thing check all your wheel bolts are tight, but I'd say wheel balance.
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    Wheel needing balanced out of the blue like that? Not related to my rear end droping?
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    [Apr 15, 2013]
    Juddering through the steering wheel is 9 times out of 10 front wheel balancing due to the direct connection.

    I would check the front wheels and go to a garage and ask for the balancing to be checked or redone..........about £10 a wheel unless you have a mate in the trade.
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