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donald 4/15/2011

1995 BMW 525i Base 6 Cyl 2.50L

Steering & Suspension

when i get to 40mph my drive side fr wheel shakes ?

out of all my tires that is the only one worn to the outside.

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ktmracer07 4/15/2011

I had the same issue on my 3 series. If you lift the car up and there is play in the front wheels, you need to replace your ball joint. In any case of replacing front end components you need to replace both sides with the same corresponding parts i.e. you replace the driver's side ball joint, you need to replace the passenger's side as well. Jack your car up and check for play in the wheels. I did the exact same thing on my 3 series. There is hardly any difference between the 3 and 5 series suspension. It is best to go ahead and just buy the lower control arm brand new because they come with new ball joints and are super easy to install. I bought 2 new lower control arms and bushings for the arm on ebay for around $150.00 not bad at all.After replacing front end components you need to get an alignment afterwards.


donald 4/17/2011

thanks i thougt it was a balance problem , but that didnot solve my issue . was told it could be alinement ?

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