Alignment/Tire Wear Issue Due to Worn Rear Lower Ball Joints on BMW 540i

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.

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7 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003
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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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