Originally Posted by themccoy14
There are a ton of things that it could be but I just replaced the three steering rack bushings with poly-Kevlar bushings I found on ebay and my little rattle is gone... I also replaced the lower ball joints as soon as I got the car about four months ago. I would say choose the cheapest thing first and move on from there. Steering rack bushings are relatively easy to install and they're an inexpensive part. Make sure you get all three and not just the large bushing. My steering feels a million times better with the new bushings in place.
Did replacing the Steering Rack Bushings help get rid of vibrations felt through the Steering Wheel at a standstill? Just wondering since I have yet to install these bushings on my car.
I get vibration through the Steering Wheel while I'm stopped, as well. However, I am thinking that my Engine and Transmission Mounts have gone out. My car is 14 years old and rubber does deteriorate over time.
Other people will tell you that the vibration may be caused by low idling at a stop. A remedy for this is to clean the Throttle Body and Mass Airflow Sensor. There is a DIY for this process. You may want to try this approach first because it is the cheapest fix (if it works) and a pretty simple DIY.
Over time I have begun to think that low idling is pretty typical for our cars and that the real problem may just be to replace the Engine and Transmission Mounts. However, it will not hurt to clean your TB and MAF, it just may not improve low idling.
Good luck in getting rid of your vibrations.