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    Steering vibration beginning only when at 65mph plus

    This is a 2008 Touran Sport 2.0 TDI DSG (thats stretching it a bit), 114000 well serviced miles, always had a slight vibration but improved last allround tyrechange with a 4wheel alighnmet straight after.

    Just had, following a split boot a tierod end and a new tyre on osr then straight away a 4 wheel alighnment.
    Now there is a noticeable vibration obove 65mph which is only when driving straight ahead, if the steering wheel is moved either way just a few degrees when the road bends it stops at that same speed.

    Crasher had some advice about vibration last time I looked (about a year ago) if I remember it was associated with a king nut? or is that just my imagination.

    Last time of asking VW only suggested it could be the steering wheel but that sounds a bit vague. Can any one help otherwise this car is very good at what it does.

    2008 Touran Sport 2.0 TDI-PD 170PS, DSG

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