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Old 04-26-2010, 03:17 PM
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Mein Auto: '98 740IL
Front end shake

When i pull into a drive way or go over a speed bump or hit a pothole with my '98 740IL, my entire front end shakes and makes a weird noise like the wheels are going to fall off. When i'm driving and i brake slightly, the steering wheel shakes likes crazy and i know i don't need brakes. Mechanic says its the bearings and possible control arms. $1000 to fix both sides. Can this just be the tie rod issue.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:38 AM
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Well, first do and inspection yourself. Look if the rubber bushings on the control arms are out. Is he talking about the wheel bearings? Check those by just jacking up the car and spin the wheel to see if it makes noise or doesn't move freely. Do you have the EDC Auto-Leveling suspension?
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:31 PM
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Replaced lower control arms on the front. Problem went away.
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