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Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs on BMW 740iL

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 142,500 (98,000–180,000)
6 model years affected: 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001
14 people reported this problem
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At 45 MPH tires start to wobble....goes away at 50 MPH. BMW says to replace the thrust bushung and get new tires/ alignment.
I went to firestone and had the vehicle inspected. They said that the bushings were loose so I guess I need to replace them when I can. At around 40 to 50 mph the steering wheel shakes a lot, especially when going over bumps.