1997 BMW 540i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 BMW 540i
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1997 BMW 540i ProblemsFront Tension Strut Bushings May Fail
The front thrust rod bushings—also referred to as tension strut bushings—are known to fail occasionally. The oil-filled rubber mounts weaken and crack over time, causing a mushy road feel and shuddering in the steering wheel when going over bumps. These worn bushings should be replaced.
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.
1997 BMW 540i Questionsi want to learn how to change out automatic transmission fluid (1 answer)
After adding tranny fluid to my 97 540i it started making a ticking noise. Anyone have any ideas what it may be.