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 745Li
Average mileage: 109,633 (75,000–155,678)
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DEALER RECOMMENDS REPLACING. OVER $500 TO REPLACE L AND R BUSHING.
replaced comtrol arm/tension struts
R/F spindle, bearing, & tie rod replace + L/F lower arm replace + alignment = $1569
Bushings are cracked, have not yet took to get fixed.