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2001 540i weird wobble

Car drives perfect, no out of balance on the highway, no pulsation in the wheel normaly, brakes are smooth no pulsation, car tracks strait not veering, problem is every so often usually in deceleration, the sterring wheel shakes almost like a tire is out of balance bad. It is not speed specific, nor directional, seems to be random except the deceleration part. Tires are newer, brakes are newer, very solid car, any ideas?

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Possible thrust arm bushings. do you feel a **** in the steering wheel in fast braking?

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Loose wheel, bush or bearing...;)

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Check your tires for abnormal wear, out of balance, maybe alloy rim out of roundness.

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The wheel wobble could be balance on road wheel,check n/s track rod end for wear this could be why the tyre is wearing.If you change track rod end get it re-tracked and the front wheels balanced...Good-luck...

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The most common cause of brake pulse is wheel bearings, because the rotor wobbles.
The way to tell is that you will also feel it through the steering wheel, when not applying brakes.
If the rotor wobbles, it will also make the brakes spongey, because the wobble will cause some piston retraction, causing a longer throw when applying.
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on a clear road try gently applying the E brake, see if that produces the feeling, I would say either a rotor is warped (wobbled from side to side due to heat disatortion) or a drum. It is not easy to see these faults, with a wheel off you need to turn the rotor and look for the wobble, it only takes a wobble of 1/16 or 2mm to make the brake pedal pulse. This is a large safety issue as your brakes will be impaired.

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