Loosness in the Front Suspension Due to Worn Tension Strut Bushings on BMW 535i

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: 126,266 (83,000–200,800)
5 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 2008, more2011
5 people reported this problem
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I had the bushings replaced about 50,0000 miles ago and the drive shaft about a year ago I do a lot of driving overall this car is amazing for it's age!