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

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: 117,000 (85,000–162,000)
4 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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Shuddering in the steering when driving a road.
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