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Old 06-07-2012, 04:45 PM
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Question thrust rods? HELP PLEASE

Dealer told me that my thrust rods are cracked in half and must be replaced. I tried to look up the part and cant find it anywhere. I know that they are bushings but are they called anything else and does anybody no how much they cost? help im new to the BMW family.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:34 AM
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Depending on whether they are talking about upper or lower control arms they could also be called wishbone or tension strut.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:29 AM
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Thrust bushings. Tension struts. Extremely common problem on ALL BMW's. My wife's X5 needs them too with only 60k miles.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:48 AM
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+1.

If it's just the bushings and the ball joint at the other end is fine, you can buy a pair of the bushings at the dealer for around $90 and have your shop press them in.

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On Ebay you can get the whole strut for only a few more bills than trying to deal with the bushings alone (pressing out and in etc). Less of a hassle. I found some for the X% for only 135 dollars for the pair.
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