The rear lower ball joints may wear causing alignment and tire wear issues as a result of the excessive play in these joints. Our technicians tell us a 4wheel alignment should be performed after ball joint replacement.Google+
Car Problem Reports
BMW 740iL Alignment/Tire Wear Issues Due to Excessive Play in Rear Lower Ball Joints
BMW 740iL Problem
Average Mileage: 117,666 mi (71,000 mi - 147,000 mi)
Visitor, 1998 BMW 740iL, 147,000 mi
the bearing on my passenger side is all messed up i didn't hit anything but when i drive over 60mph the whole car begins to shake especially when i turn left
Visitor, 1997 BMW 740iL, 135,000 mi
excessive wear on front tires. replaced tires and had alignment done. still wears tires and bumpy feel at 70 mph. was told need to replace the rear ball joints and re align the front end. was told need to do all 4 wheels to be done properly
Front tires last 20k miles, wear on outer edges.
Excessive play in rear lower ball joints
Visitor, 2001 BMW 740iL, 71,000 mi
Replace rear ball joints.