1995 BMW 518



January, 4, 2009 AT 12:43 PM

Shakes or Wobbles problem
1995 BMW 518 Two Wheel Drive Manual

Hi my car starts to shake after I reach a speed of 55mph the steering, the gearstick and all the seats shake but once I reach a speed of 80mph it eases off but is still there. Everyone told me to get my front wheels balanced but I have done this twice and I even had all 4 wheels balanced by a bmw garage, this didn't solve the problem so I had the prop shaft checked but they said there was no play with it so they thought it would be fine. The problem is still there. Can anyone help?

2 Answers



January, 4, 2009 AT 3:01 PM

Hopefully our BMW expert will chime in on this, but if im not mistaken, I believe that BMW makes new lower control arm bushings that are updated and will make the vibration go away


Dr. Hagerty

January, 5, 2009 AT 11:40 AM

There is an updated version for the thrust arm bushings, use the bushings from a 1990 750il, the last three digits in the part number are 607 and are dimensionally the same as the stock E34 bushings so they are a direct replacement. This is also assuming the shop has people that know how to inspect for worn suspension components and can be trusted to do this work.

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