Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs on BMW 850i

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.

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Average mileage: 66,000 (66,000–66,000)
2 model years affected: 1991, 1992
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When I go over 50 mph the steering wheel starts to shake. Someone told me I may need a wheel alighnment which is a cheeper fix. But if I get my front thrust rod bushings replaced they SHOULD do a wheel alighnment also!