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BMW 535I STEERING PROBLEM

1991 BMW 535i

Shakes or Wobbles problem
1991 BMW 535i 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 121000 miles

pulls to the right and wobbles around 35 to 45 mph as if the rack and pinion is bad?
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Kaparicio
October 8, 2009.



The E-34 535 has a steering box, not a steering rack. The best suggestion I can make here is to inspect the front suspension and the wheels/tires. If the thrust arm bushings are worn/broken, this could be a reason for the wobbling and for the pull. Also inspect for worn shocks struts and for loose/worn ball joints and tie rod ends, also look at the idler arm, it often has wear at that age and mileage.

Dr. Hagerty
Oct 8, 2009.
Thanks for your help Ken

Tiny
Kaparicio
Oct 8, 2009.