1998 BMW 540i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 BMW 540i
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1998 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.
1998 BMW 540i QuestionsFuel gauge stay on empty. Change sending unit on drivers side tank checked voltage to sending unit. Ps new unit (1 answer)
Fuel gauge stay on empty. Change sending unit on drivers side tank checked voltage to sending unit. Ps new unit Installed
Burglar alarm goes off when car is parked and locked (for no known reason). We've tried spraying wd40 on all latches but this has not helped. Any suggestions?