2003 BMW 540i Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 BMW 540i
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2003 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.
2003 BMW 540i QuestionsHow to get the batter out it wiggles slightly doesn't come. (1 answer)
I've replaced radiator, alternator and now I belive my water pump needs replaced. Only had this car a year and purchased it w 108,000 now has 134,000. It seems never ending w coolant leaking problems. What causes the substantial coolant issue leaking problems for all these repairs? I heard he...
Advised that the cost of replacing the upper timing chain cover gasket would be $1700.00. Is this a good estimate?
2003 BMW 540i RecallsDriver's Front Air Bag Defective
In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag module free of charge to correct the concern.