W211 wheel wobble and indie in Bristol / S Glous

tpt

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My 80000 mile E220CDi AG Est Auto has started to show a strange problem. At low speed - say 0-30 mph, the steering wheel wobbles from side to side. You can feel it pulling one way and then the other.

At faster speeds it is less noticable - i ssupect the wobble is still there but the speed is dampening it out.

I have had the wheels balanced - what next must I check? Wheel bearing? Lower ball joints? How do I go about trouble shooting this?

Also, can any one recommend a good indy MB specailist in the Bristol/Bath/S Glous area? I have now confidence in the shower down at Cribbs Causeway...

Many thanks in advance...
 

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Your fault is odd, for a very good indie you have STAR at Caversham, not that far from you
 

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I had a car do that and it turned out that a tyre had thrown its tread.

Tread not circumferential with the rest of the tyre and wheel, snapped tyre band.

Do check.
 
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Thanks for this advice. Looking at the front tyres, they are near their minimums and I will get a new set this weekend. If that doesnt cure it, i will book in with the indie in Caversham to have a good look at the front suspension. Thanks again - TPT
 

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You will not be disappointed by using Star in Caversham
 

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If that doesnt cure it, i will book in with the indie in Caversham to have a good look at the front suspension.

No need for you to travel that far.

I use http://www.avantgarde-automotive.co.uk/

Steve, the owner, is a member of this forum and a first rate chap. I have always been impressed by his skill and knowledge. I service I have received has always been exceptional.
 

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No need for you to travel that far.

I use http://www.avantgarde-automotive.co.uk/

Steve, the owner, is a member of this forum and a first rate chap. I have always been impressed by his skill and knowledge. I service I have received has always been exceptional.

Yes Steve is a very good guy, I just thought that the other one was nearer
 
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