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Old 10-16-2012, 07:07 AM
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when i drive over 60mph my car begins to shake i believe that its my passenger side bearing how much will it cost to get this repaired
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:19 AM
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It could possibly be the control arms on that side. I had the 45-55 shake in my wheel and i changed out the control arms and it fixed the problem. It was a DIYer for me..
Keep in mind your speedo may be off a bit, so you think it is at 60.. Mine is literally off by approx 7 mph.. Not something im overly concerned about, but it would fall into the parameters of the upper and lower control arm symptoms..

there is a way to check if they are shot.. Jack the front wheel up and place your hands at 12 and 6. and rock it back and forth, then do the same at 3 and 9.. I dont recall which one identifies which is bad. But the way i looked at. If i was going that deep into it, i was going to replace upper and lower and i did both sides regardless if the other side needed it., Didnt want to go back in leaving 15 year old parts with new parts.. Just made sense to me...

i used this link

http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/3052
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:31 PM
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thank you another question how much does it cost to get my interior redone
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:23 AM
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That one I dont know. There is a place Im thinking about calling on the e38.org site. That will come and refurbish the leather and what not.But I have yet to call them as I have some other things to get done on the car before i worry about the interior.

http://www.fibrenew.com/

Check them out see if they have a franchise in your area..
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:05 AM
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Interiors are like paint jobs. Think bulk $ add more and sell your kids.
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