1997 BMW 740



July, 9, 2011 AT 7:45 PM

I have a 1997 BMW 740iL, at aprox. 55 mph (and only within 3 or 4 mph of that speed up or down)my steering wheel has a wobble/shake. I have had the upper control arms replaced and have had the wheels balanced and realigned. The wobble/shake nulled out for about one month but is now back to the same wobble/shake as before. I had it checked again and the new mechanic said it could be the front struts. He said one was leaking. I also have what sounds like a rubber on rubber squeeking when I turn the wheel to park or pull out of a parking spot. Don't hear the squeek while traveling at speed. I would like to know if it could be the struts and if so are you 100% sure or like 50% sure or somewhere inbetween.


3 Answers


Dr. Hagerty

July, 10, 2011 AT 12:26 PM

I would check the thrust arm bushings first.



April, 7, 2012 AT 6:05 PM

That's it check bushings


Dr. Hagerty

November, 11, 2012 AT 12:22 AM

No all, but a place to start.
It is also difficult to diagnose some problems from the office.

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