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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-22-2012, 12:26 AM
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Accident - Steering wheel

Guys, I had an accident today where the front right corner ran into another car. My bumper is damaged which I am not concerned about, but the wheel took the impact and now while driving the wheel seems to be driving okay, but if I need to turn the steering wheel turns with a bit of jerky motion and not smoothly. Does anyone has any ideas what could have got damaged? Can the control arm, ball points, tie rod and sway bar be affected? Could this impact on on shocks? Any suggestions are welcome before the Insurance takes it away for repair.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:46 AM
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Probably some suspension damage. I had a similar problem with my car last year. Make sure you get it repaired at a BMW certified repair place. The original estimate was for about 3500. The repair ended up being 12000. The collision repair place require replacement of many of the suspension components which subsequently increased the bill.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:15 PM
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Update - After nearly 1.5 weeks, the dealer has declared that the steering rack has been damaged and they have ordered one from Germany. Does anyone know on a '04 E60 with dynamic drive, which of the following is the steering rack?

Hydraulic power steering
Power steering pump
Lubrication system
Steering system connectors
Steering column
Steering wheel

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