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BMW 535i Front Tension Strut Bushings May Fail

BMW 535i Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 2011

Average Mileage: 141,900 mi (83,000 mi - 200,800 mi)


The front thrust rod bushingsalso referred to as tension strut bushingsare 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.

  • Visitor, , 83,000 mi

    A bucking noise wen turning wheel in the joint front ene

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  • Visitor, , 200,800 mi

    I had the bushings replaced about 50,0000 miles ago and the drive shaft about a year ago I do a lot of driving overall this car is amazing for it's age!

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