Woooohoooo - fixed my ever shaking steering wheel!! - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
The Pub For General Discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-03, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
I am a Turbo Wanker
 
YOOT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Brisbane
Age: 34
Posts: 2,379
Woooohoooo - fixed my ever shaking steering wheel!!

I posted a while back how pissed off I was at the amount of shudder in my steering wheel above 90kmh, after spending hundreds of dollars on wheel balances in different places, the best I could achieve was 106kmh and fairly smooth with intermittent shakes.

Anyway, the problem actually lay with the calipers and rotors, i had two seized calipers which were running on the discs, which obviously overheated, warped and then proceeded to shake the wheel at high speed.

$400 later I have rebuilt the front calipers, installed slotted rotors and new pads and the car feels like new.

Doesn't pull to the left anymore, doesn't shake one tinsy bit at any speed legal and illegal, and it stops like Centre Link on a Friday afternoon!

I am proud to announce that I like my Ford again and don't wanna burn it and plan to keep it a while longer... forced in duction someone voted for (rollin) mwa ha ha harrrr....


256rwkw @ 1920kgs
YOOT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-03, 06:36 PM
Ford Appreciation Society
 
EBXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: ACT and loving it!
Age: 44
Posts: 3,666
Re: Woooohoooo - fixed my ever shaking steering wheel!!

Congrats 94_ED Fairmont,

I remember you were contemplating ditching your wheels due to this problem. Glad it worked out for you!!

'67 Mustang V8 4sp... what fun to drive!
EBXR is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-03, 11:32 PM
spaced out
 
Tripper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Age: 41
Posts: 648
Re: Woooohoooo - fixed my ever shaking steering wheel!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 94ED_Fairmont
I and it stops like Centre Link on a Friday afternoon!
I thought centrelink stopped on thursday afternoon and friday was show and shine day

I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out


Tripper is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-03, 12:05 AM
Registered User
 
6pAc|30nG|00n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 847
Re: Woooohoooo - fixed my ever shaking steering wheel!!

Good to see, nothing looks nicer than an ED Fairmont, but then again I could be biased.

94 ED Fairmont Auto.
Pacemaker Extractors, 2.5" Mandrel Exhaust, Hi-Flow Cat, Stright Through Muff, Broadband Intake Manifold, EEC V, Wood Grain Trim.
Thermo Conversion, AU XR8 Intake Snorkel, 10mm Spiral Core Leads, Shift Kit, Mock Dev5a Cam, King Low Springs.
17" ROH Shadow Chrome RT's, K&N Air Filter, LSD Conversion w/ 3.7 Gears.
Proudest Addition: Socks the Brindle Staffy Girl.
Proud TQE Operator
6pAc|30nG|00n is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-03, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
I am a Turbo Wanker
 
YOOT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Brisbane
Age: 34
Posts: 2,379
6pAc|30nG|00n - where did you get you front strut tower brace?

256rwkw @ 1920kgs
YOOT is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-03, 12:53 AM
Registered User
 
6pAc|30nG|00n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 847
Re: Woooohoooo - fixed my ever shaking steering wheel!!

I got it from Pedders, they will push castor & camber kit, only get it if you want to. Whiteline also have tower braces.


94 ED Fairmont Auto.
Pacemaker Extractors, 2.5" Mandrel Exhaust, Hi-Flow Cat, Stright Through Muff, Broadband Intake Manifold, EEC V, Wood Grain Trim.
Thermo Conversion, AU XR8 Intake Snorkel, 10mm Spiral Core Leads, Shift Kit, Mock Dev5a Cam, King Low Springs.
17" ROH Shadow Chrome RT's, K&N Air Filter, LSD Conversion w/ 3.7 Gears.
Proudest Addition: Socks the Brindle Staffy Girl.
Proud TQE Operator

Last edited by 6pAc|30nG|00n; 08-15-03 at 12:55 AM.
6pAc|30nG|00n is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-03, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
I am a Turbo Wanker
 
YOOT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Brisbane
Age: 34
Posts: 2,379
Is it worth it, how much was it?

I already have a castor kit so I've covered that base.

256rwkw @ 1920kgs
YOOT is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-03, 03:28 AM
Registered User
 
6pAc|30nG|00n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 847
Re: Woooohoooo - fixed my ever shaking steering wheel!!

Definately worth it, Cost me $285 installed.

94 ED Fairmont Auto.
Pacemaker Extractors, 2.5" Mandrel Exhaust, Hi-Flow Cat, Stright Through Muff, Broadband Intake Manifold, EEC V, Wood Grain Trim.
Thermo Conversion, AU XR8 Intake Snorkel, 10mm Spiral Core Leads, Shift Kit, Mock Dev5a Cam, King Low Springs.
17" ROH Shadow Chrome RT's, K&N Air Filter, LSD Conversion w/ 3.7 Gears.
Proudest Addition: Socks the Brindle Staffy Girl.
Proud TQE Operator
6pAc|30nG|00n is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EA Steering Wheel Replacment Dean Interior | Electrical | ECU 15 02-13-03 09:03 PM
EFII steering wheel replacement options DeeMan Interior | Electrical | ECU 15 02-09-03 07:05 PM
xc steering wheel movement underpants Interior | Electrical | ECU 18 12-12-02 07:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome