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Old 07-16-2012, 01:29 PM
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Front end shaking when breaking

Thought I would get some suggestions - 525it with 275k miles; front end shakes when breaking (if I am going faster than 30 mph). What is the most likely cause or what should I be looking at first to replace. Thanks.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:09 PM
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Thought I would get some suggestions - 525it with 275k miles; front end shakes when breaking (if I am going faster than 30 mph). What is the most likely cause or what should I be looking at first to replace. Thanks.
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The most likely culprits are 1) warped brake rotors 2) worn thrust arm (aka upper control arm) bushings/ball joints 3) worn tie rod ends 4) worn lower control arm bushings/ball joints.

The front end of these cars do eventually wear out. I'm going to be rebuilding mine very soon.

Hope this helps and again, welcome.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:38 AM
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Thanks...it was warped break rotors...
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:11 AM
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Thanks...it was warped break rotors...
Glad that's all it was
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1992 525i - Sold
1995 325is - Sold
2000 528i - Sold

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