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BMW 540i Alignment/Tire Wear Issues Due to Excessive Play in Rear Lower Ball Joints

BMW 540i Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003


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.

  •  Rookie

    Did upper control arms in rear. Probably do lower if I keep the car.
    Had the shakes in front at 50 mph and braking the lower control arms took care of that.

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