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Old 08-22-14, 05:32 AM   #1
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I'm getting this vibration that starts off as a small vibration and gets worse and worse, the entire car would shake and driving over 100KPH wouldn't be ideal...

However, the vibration comes and goes. I can drive the car an entire day and it will run perfectly.

It does this in any mode (ECT Power, ECT Snow and Normal)
The tires are brand new.
The wheels are balanced.
Air pressure is fine.

I'm thinking it's a wheel bearing, but the fact that it comes and goes is what's throwing me off. Also the vibration doesn't get any worse whether I turn left or right.

Any help is appreciated! It's a RWD model if that matters.
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Try to reset your ecu first and see if that does the trick. If not, I do not think bad wheel bearings is the case. Will probably need to get that inspected at the dealership.
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Try to reset your ecu first and see if that does the trick. If not, I do not think bad wheel bearings is the case. Will probably need to get that inspected at the dealership.
How is the problem related to the ECU? Have you had this issue before?

My appointment is Tuesday morning, so I'm not going too far with the car since I have no idea what the problem may be. Over the phone, I was told by the dealer that it could be the axle, but they have to check the car to confirm that.
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It turned out to be a seized front caliper, I didn't expect these type of problems to happen with a 4 year old car...
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I find that if I get maintenance and brake cleaning done every year after winter, it prevents ceasing from happening.
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I find that if I get maintenance and brake cleaning done every year after winter, it prevents ceasing from happening.
I've had this problem once before on my 3 series, but that's because the car sat there for a few months outdoors, so I was kind of expecting it.

I'll know now to do an annual check up on this, it's quite expensive to replace too... There goes my F-Sport shocks!
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