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Re: [T3] Breaking the quiet: Jiggly steering when braking...why?


Cheap rotors.  You could get them turned but its better off to get the
german ones.
if its not shimming without the brakes on then its not a wheel out of
balance

Keith

Keith Park

Top Notch Restorations
topnotch@nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback
65 Notchback "El BajaRojo"
65 Squareback "Eggcrate"
87 Golf
88 Rx7 10th Anniversary "Rextur"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Toby Erkson" <air_cooled_nut@pobox.com>
To: "Type 3 Mailing List" <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2005 11:51 PM
Subject: [T3] Breaking the quiet: Jiggly steering when braking...why?


> Ok, this has been going on and I can't figure it out.  '72 Squareback,
> recent 4-wheel alignment per Bentley, 5.5" after-market rims w/20psi up
> front (205 series), rotors adjusted and free-play feels correct (I
> thought this would fix it...nope), torsion arms adjusted (they were
> loose), and upper steering adjustment made to take slack out of
> roller/worm gear.  There is no wheel wobble at any speed (tires *seem*
> properly balanced).  But if I get on the brakes the front end will
> wobble much like a wheel out of balance when you're cruising down the
> freeway.  This evening I was stopping from 40mph down hill and got the
> wobble.  No clunking.  Car still tracks fairly straight for getting
> wobbly.  A VERY GENTLE braking will not cause the wobble feeling.
>
> What to check?
>
> -- 
>   Toby Erkson  --  http://www.icbm.org/
>   '72 VW Squareback Darksider, 5-speed, 2.0L, rag top
>   Sold to Purdue Univ.: '72 VW Squareback Lightsider, automatic, FI,
sunroof
>   '95 VW Jetta ~ SCCA Solo 2 EP #3; '73 Porsche 914; '81 Honda Gold Wing
>   Portland, Oregon
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