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Other shimmy/vibration causes (archive)

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Posted by Scott H on September 26, 2001 at 16:15:40:

In Reply to: Rear (or "seat of your pants") shimmy. I searched posted by Eric on September 26, 2001 at 15:56:02:

Eric, have you looked at the driveline as a possible cause for your vibrations? Are there any other speeds you experience the vibrations at? I had a shimmy due to suspension, and then a shimmy due to a torn center bearing and a worn flex disc. These vibrations were very pronounced in the seat when the driveline was under heavier torque loads (1st and 2nd gear accelerations). Do you have a Bentley? There is a section in there about driveline vibration diagnosis that I think is a nice reference. If this is the case, these parts are cheap and will only require a saturday or sunday to take care of yourself.

'89 535i 5-spd

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