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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 12-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Daniel_gnt Daniel_gnt is offline
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2008 e60 520d wandering problem

Hi there
I am new to this forum ..
I just got my first bmw (e60 2008 520d M-paket) and experiencing some problems and unsure what's causing it.
It drives good and all of a sudden It wonders left and right (not the best roads in the world where i live) the steering wheel goes left and right aswell.
It happens in town but gets really bad on the open road at higher speeds.

I was wondering if this could be the wheels/tyres 245/40/18 (balancing/too big) or something else?.
Please help

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Old 12-02-2014, 02:57 PM
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Hi there
I am new to this forum ..
I just got my first bmw (e60 2008 520d M-paket) and experiencing some problems and unsure what's causing it.
It drives good and all of a sudden It wonders left and right (not the best roads in the world where i live) the steering wheel goes left and right aswell.
It happens in town but gets really bad on the open road at higher speeds.

I was wondering if this could be the wheels/tyres 245/40/18 (balancing/too big) or something else?.
Please help

Regards

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Since it's hard to tell what "wandering" means (a little? a lot? On curves? on straights?) it probably is best you have it inspected by a pro as soon as possible. Could be power steering rack, or tie rods, or failing thrust arm bushing, or other failing suspension gear.
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:21 PM
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Its on straight roads
And goes from left to right kind of a floating feel
And every imperfection in the road i can feel with a wobble left or right
This universal mechanic that i know told me that it might be the tyres or the rims but wasn't shore

So i was looking for some more answers before i go and check the tures/ wheels
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:24 PM
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Since it's hard to tell what "wandering" means (a little? a lot? On curves? on straights?) it probably is best you have it inspected by a pro as soon as possible. Could be power steering rack, or tie rods, or failing thrust arm bushing, or other failing suspension gear.

Its on straight roads
And goes from left to right kind of a floating feel
And every imperfection in the road i can feel with a wobble left or right
This universal mechanic that i know told me that it might be the tyres or the rims but wasn't shore

So i was looking for some more answers before i go and check the tures/ wheels
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:32 PM
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Assuming car is properly aligned and tires are good ones, check the control arm bushings. Replaceing them at 89K solved my similar problem.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:02 PM
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Assuming car is properly aligned and tires are good ones, check the control arm bushings. Replaceing them at 89K solved my similar problem.
+1 The control arm bushings need replacement.
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