1997 BMW 850Ci Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 BMW 850Ci
1997 BMW 850Ci Problems
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.
A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.