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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 04-17-2013, 01:07 PM
Cali_e39 Cali_e39 is offline
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98 528i Bad handling

Every time I hit a bump in the streets I lose control of the car. What can it be ? Rack n pinion ?
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:12 PM
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R & P is only one possibility. Others include tie rods, struts, ball joints and bushings. You should have the entire front suspension inspected.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:41 PM
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How many miles? What do you mean "loose control"? Exactly what happens? You obviously can drive it to the next pothole, so how bad is it?
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:08 PM
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Every time in the freeway if I hit a pothole the car kinda loses control but not all the time
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