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BMW 330Ci Front Control Arm Bracket Bushings May Fail

BMW 330Ci Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 91,172 mi (47,550 mi - 142,000 mi)


Failure of the front control arm bracket bushingsoften referred to as thrust rod bushingsis moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.

  • Visitor, , 47,550 mi

    vibration from front right wheels, not in steering , control arm bushings replaced, new front rims, rebalance, hope it works better now

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  •  Rookie

    Feeling and sound of looseness in front suspension, amplified when traversing speed bumps at lower speed. Replacement of control arm bushings "tightened" the condition somewhat, but not completely. Remaining issue is probably in the steering rack assembly.

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  • Visitor, , 127,000 mi

    front lower control arms and bushings replaced

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