Mechanics

BRAKE ROTOR OR TIE ROD?

1988 BMW 528e • 6 cylinder 2WD •

I recently bought a 1988 bmw 528e. When the brakes are applied there seems to be a shaking in the front right. I know the first thought would be a bent rotor, but I also feel like it may be a tied rod issue. How can I find out which part is the problem?

if the issue is the rotor will I need any special tools?
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Mickforrest
December 24, 2010.



There is also the thrust arm bushings that cause the issue you report, the repair of which requires tools and a place to repair the car. The inspection of the front end is easier on a lift.

Dr. Hagerty
Dec 24, 2010.
Thanks for the response! So how can I accurately determine which of these things is the actual issue?

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Mickforrest
Dec 25, 2010.
A reasonable repair facility will safety check the car, let them guide you through the diagnosis process.

Dr. Hagerty
Dec 27, 2010.