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: Shaking in the front end

09-22-2008, 04:07 PM
I got a 535i several months ago...when I go over bumps in the rock the front in (steering) shakes side to side. A friend told me it was the stabilizer...but I dont see "stabilizers" on maint it called something else?

09-22-2008, 04:28 PM
Your description is a little vague, but my car has a similar problem. I looked under the car and found that my tie rod ends were bad. jack one side of the car up, enough to lift the front tire off the ground. See if the is any play side to side in the front wheel. you can do this on the ground, but it is a little hard to tell.

Also look for bushings that may be bad. I am new to the E34 and BMW. But I have done my share of wrenching on various cars.

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09-23-2008, 07:08 AM
What speed?