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.
Loosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings on BMW 735i
Average mileage: 190,000 (100,000–280,000)
6 people reported this problem
1992 BMW 735i 100,000 mi, Visitor
Front suspension loose
1992 BMW 735i 280,000 mi, Visitor
Wheel shutters when applying the brakes