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Clunk or Jolt Felt in Steering Due to Worn Bushings in Front Suspension on BMW 325Ci

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Failure of the front control arm bracket bushingsoften referred to as thrust rod bushingsis moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 95,628 (38,000–180,000)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
29 people reported this problem
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I noticed problems while coming to a stop the cars steering wheel shakes and you hear a thud. I jacked the car up to check the rim because I thought it might be a bend or something but I could move the whole wheel from side to side. I replaced my bushings and the lower control arm and it was fine.
Front Lower control arm bushings knocking under braking per BMW Seattle Service. Need to get that done soon :(