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Hello, I'm Jason. I will do my best to answer your question quickly and accurately using the information you have provided.
Ok, I'll want to know a bit of background here
So, the steering wheel shakes in your hand, or it's more of something you can feel through the seat?
and does it do this as soon as you reach 60 mph, or does it take a while to start happening?
and if for some reason, you can't access live chat, I can convert this to email format so that you can respond
Little shake in the steering. I don't necessarily feel it through the seat, but it feel like the tires are running over a bump. I've recently noticed it happens at lower speeds and up to 60, then it really doesn't get any worse after that.
ok, good info, thanks
Ever hear any sort of rattle when you shut the car off?
No rattles, when I shut it off
ok, good. Just want to rule out a transfer case issue
how old are the tires, in miles?
They're at about 37.5K. I'm sorry to say I can't remember when the last time they were balance & rotated either
Ok, so these are going to be highly suspect. They're also runflats, I assume
I actually got rid of the runflats, pain in the rear. These are normal tires
very good choice. From a mechanic's standpoint, they're also horrible to mount
what brand of tire?
Toyo I believe
Ok, but if not balanced/rotated in a while, and IF alignment is not perfect, you might have some odd wear going on
so here's what I would do in order....
Let's get your car to a good BMW/Euro shop to have them take a look at1) axles to make sure joints aren't binding2) all front end joints and bushings3) tire condition and wear patterns
if all 3 are good, time for a rotate and balance. However, with almost 40k on them, they may not have a lot of life left
looks like you dropped out of chat. I hold here for a bit
Just lost the page. If you can shoot me those steps again, I'll move forward with those.
Thanks for the help.
sure, cutting from above....
oh, one other thing....
make sure all brake calipers are free and not binding at all
Got it thanks.