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hi,

just got my is 200 se auto since last saturday and have a question.

some times i feel a little steering wheel vibration. this can be even when i drive about 10mph or at any other speed. or even some times when i start driving. so it's not really related to speed.

when i test drove the car before i bought it there was some vibration around 60mph. the dealer did checked the wheels and did do a balance of the wheels.

can it be the power steering pomp? what i feel is that the steering wheel is going a little from left to right. it's the same kind of feeling you have if your brakedisks are wobbling. but i feel it without using the brakes.

the car did 80,000 m and had it's 80k service done.

sorry, but i do have some difficulties to explain it better.

cheers,

biton

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Dealer tells that the problem is the tyres: ballancing or damaged tyre. My problem may also be because of warped discs when i am not using the breaks. The disk is hiting the braking mechanism and the stearing whell vibrates. Try push the pedal a little bit and turnd the wheenl left right a little. If it gets stronger, it may be the warped disks problem.

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hi,

thanks for that, will try it the first thing in the morning when driving to my work.

it might be that because i can feel it when i turn the steering wheel when driving through a corner, like on a roundabout. but i don't feel it when i am braking for a trafficlight... :huh:

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hi,

thanks for that, will try it the first thing in the morning when driving to my work.

it might be that because i can feel it when i turn the stearing wheel when driving through a corner, like on a roundabout. but i don't feel it when i am braking for a trafficlight... :huh:

Someone been bumpety bumpety with a curb have they???Thats usually the cause, get your balancing chcked again, usually solves it :)

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indeed, the previous owner(s) did do a nice bumpety bumpety with a curb job. the left wheel has a nice swing in it. it's now been adjusted. the vibration at 60 mph is gone but thats not the issue of my vibration i (still) have. i might change it with the spare wheel in the near future.

will try to explain the problem it better...

i had more or less the same vibrations with a daihatsu charade front wheel drive car with worn cv's. i know the is200 doesn't have front wheel drive, but i hope that you understand the wobbling i feel in the steering wheel at some times. the brake pads are new since the 80k service. the wheels (without the tyre) are spinning fine when you turn them.

any idea's?

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this morning the next things are being checked:

tyre damage,

bent wheel,

loose wheel nuts (incl special nut),

tyre presure.

so may be bearing worn( severe)? but that should be checked with the mot? this is just been done (25/01/05).

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true, mot :crybaby: i don't believe any dealer his word and or mot papers. i want to see and check every thing my self. as i did this morning when they did balance my wheels.

yes, the 17 inch is200 se year 2000 wheels. if the weather is ok i will jack the car tomorrow to check the bearings. personaly i think it has some thing to do with the power steering pump... will check the oil level too.

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well went to lexus bristol last saturday morning (feb 12) for a inspection about my problem. they took it out for a test drive and even washed the car! :D excellent service!

they were thinking about two possible things, it's either the power steering pump or the steering rack. what i feel is a pulsing movement when turning the steering wheel at some times.

did anybody had this kind of problem with his / her is?

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