Loosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings on BMW 745Li

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: 101,958 (75,000–125,000)
4 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
8 people reported this problem
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2004 BMW 745Li109,000
R/F spindle, bearing, & tie rod replace + L/F lower arm replace + alignment = $1569
2005 BMW 745Li91,000
DEALER RECOMMENDS REPLACING. OVER $500 TO REPLACE L AND R BUSHING.
Bushings are cracked, have not yet took to get fixed.
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