Mushy Road Feel and/or Shuddering in the Steering Over Bumbs on BMW 745i

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: 117,000 (85,000–162,000)
4 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
9 people reported this problem
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Shuddering in the steering when driving a road.
2003 BMW 745i104,000
it cost me 600$ to replace tension bar and bushings also have oil leak coming from gaskets not sure how much thats going cost to fix
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