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)
9 people reported this problem
2005 BMW 745Li 91,000 mi, Visitor
DEALER RECOMMENDS REPLACING. OVER $500 TO REPLACE L AND R BUSHING.
2003 BMW 745Li 155,678 mi, Visitor
replaced comtrol arm/tension struts
2004 BMW 745Li 109,000 mi, Visitor
R/F spindle, bearing, & tie rod replace + L/F lower arm replace + alignment = $1569