Loosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings on BMW 740iL

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.

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Average mileage: 117,000 (110,000–124,000)
6 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1999
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1995 BMW 740iL 110,000 mi,
the car front end shakes and vibrates at 45 mph, without applying brakes.
1999 BMW 740iL 124,000 mi,
Shakes and wobbles at 45mph