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On my 2002 S60 T5 the steering is starting to shake while decelerating. It happens while braking and to a lesser extent when you take your foot of the gas. The wierd thing is that it doesnt happen all the time and seems to be fine until you have been driving a while. Any ideas whats up? Is one of the suspension/ steering components I have read about that seem to fail going on mine?
 

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Re: Help please: Problem with steering during deceleration in 2002 T5 (mtaviator)

warped rotors??
 

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That was my first thought the first time it happened also. But, it does it even when you just take your foot off the gas, and becomes more violent when the brakes are applied. <p>Also, it seems to come and go, which confuses me. I haven't ever seen a problem like this be so intermittent. When it isnt doing it, there are no symptoms at all.
 

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I have the same problem with my 2001 S60 2.4T<p>I replaced the rotors with some BREMBO's but still have the same problem when I brake between 20 and 30 mph. It's also an intermittent problem. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> I'm going to replace the pads tomorrow with some EBC Ceramic Brake Pads and see if that solves the problem.<p>I'll let you know
 

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wrodri-<p>Hopefully the pads will fix your problem. I am thinking mine is the left front control arm bushing. I took the left front tire off and that bushing looked suspect to me. I think I am going to replace all 4 control arm bushings. My dilema is whether or not to also replace some other things like ball joints and CV boots while I have it apart. <p>Anyone have some thoughts?
 

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Also, any info on where to find parts? I'm not opposed to aftermarket suspension parts. I found Powerflex bushings. They sell a kit for 83 british lbs. Anyone tried it?
 

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Ball joints are easy to check. <p>A quick check is, with the tires off. If you can move the ball joint around easily with your finger then it's definitely time to replace them.<p>Or with the tires on, take a firm hold on the bottom of the tire and push and pull it back and forth. If you hear any clicking or feel any play in the wheel you may need to replace the joint. In some cases you may see the movement by watching the joint as someone else pushes and pulls on the wheel. <p>For CV Joints checks;<p>If the Outer CV joint is damaged the usual symptom is a clicking noise around corners. If the inner CV joint is damaged the car may vibrate or knock during acceleration. To test for CV joint noise we drive the car in circles in both directions with the gas and brake applied at the same time. This applies a load to the joint which usually makes the joint click louder if it's bad. <p>If you're going to try this, be very careful because that no drivers around or play it safe and go to an empty parking lot. If you hear axle noise when turning to the right, then it's most likely the left outer joint that's bad<p>
 

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Thanks,<p>I dont think my Ball joints or CV joints are bad, I was just thinking about replacing the ball joints and cv joint boots (not the actual CV joint) since I was going to have the front end apart anyway.
 

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Just as a follow up I changed my control arm bushings and that solved the problem. I started a thread on it.
 

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As I mentioned above, I changed Rotors, Pads and still have the same problem.<p>I might have to do the same and change the control arm bushings.<p>Were they aftermarket parts or OEM parts.<p>I'm also assuming you did both sides.<p>
 

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I changed both the frint bushings only. The rear ones showed no signs of failure so I decided not to change them. I got them from Arizona Autohaus and they are OEM bushings I believe. They looked EXACTLY like what I took out of mine and fit perfectly. They talk in depth on their website about OEM parts if you have further questions. When I looked at mine to figure out what was causing the problem, I took off the front wheel on the side that was vibrating, and noticed that the rubber in the bushing appeared to be split. It wasnt obvious, but on close examination you could tell that they were split. When I took the control arms off the car, it was obvious they were bad, as compared to the new ones, they were way to squishy feeling. <p>Here is a link to the parts I changed:<p><A HREF="http://www.autohausaz.com/search/productx.aspx?sid=uufmb5z54iwjse451km4dzuq&[email protected]&[email protected]%20T5&year=2002&[email protected]%20System&[email protected]%20Arm%20Bushing" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autohausaz.com/sear...shing</A><p>Hope this helps
 

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Thanks for the site.<p>Just ordered them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Any problems taking the old ones out?<p>Did you need a press to put in the new ones?<p>
 
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