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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 133,680 (11,620–200,000)
8 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
14 people reported this problem
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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
Steering wheel shutters and shakes when it hits a bump
My front wheel bushel went and when I turn it makes like a grinding sound.
when driving pass 40 wheel shakes bumpe ride after 40 its fine and oil is leaking as well
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