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BMW 740i Front Tension Strut Bushings May Fail

BMW 740i Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Average Mileage: 133,680 mi (11,620 mi - 200,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 170,000 mi

    my 1995 bmw 740i shakes when it doing 60mph, i think the control arms bushing are out, why is that. i can see the crack bushing from under my bmw. is this a recall problem. if yes please let me know so i can get it fix by one of the bmw dealers

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  • Ms. King, , 154,784 mi

    My front wheel bushel went and when I turn it makes like a grinding sound.

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  • fhar3, , 200,000 mi

    Steering wheel shutters and shakes when it hits a bump

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  •  Rookie

    when driving pass 40 wheel shakes bumpe ride after 40 its fine and oil is leaking as well

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  • Visitor, , 11,620 mi

    when im driving over 45 the car statrs to shake and i hear a crackling sound at the front end of the car can u tell me what it is and how much for repair ty

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