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Re: Would worn thrust bushings cause.... (archive)

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Posted by JOE ORDING on October 18, 2001 at 11:08:20:

In Reply to: Would worn thrust bushings cause.... posted by Jeff N. on October 17, 2001 at 22:00:09:

There are a lot of things that cause tramlining. Typically, wider front tires tramline more than narrower one. The next thing I would check are your tie-rods and center link. Lastly, it could be worn bushings in the rear suspension that are steering the car from behind, although that typically manifests itself when accelerating (and load is shifting to the rear) rather than braking, but I wouldn't rule it out.

...the front end to track incorrectly and increase the "trammeling" (is that correct?) impression when changing lanes in rutted roads?

I think my bushings are going (must have been all the track time!). The front end is starting to shake when firm braking at highway speeds.

Trying to guess if I have one problem or two.

Thanks for the ideas.

90 535i

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