BMW e39 5 Series Thrush Arm Bushings Repair

BMW e39 5 Series Thrush Arm Bushings Repair

If your BMW e39 5 series needs the thrush arm bushings repaired, we can help! We specialize in affordable BMW repairs and service in Jacksonville, FL.

Distributed in the United States from 1997-2003 the BMW e39 5-series includes Sport, Sedan and Touring. The models include the 525i, 528i, 530i, 540i, and M5. These high-performance vehicles are still on the road, and now that they are aging, some of the common problems are being discovered. One common problem is that the thrush arm bushings often need to be replaced around 75,000 miles or sometimes as soon as 40,000 miles.

The thrush arm bushings (sometimes called thrust arm bushings) are part of the suspension system. This is the part of the car that helps prevent the vibration a driver feels while applying the brakes. They are under a constant load and assist in controlling the smoothness of a ride, the handling of the vehicle, and braking efficiency. The thrush arm bushings are made of rubber, so as they age they start tearing or cracking in some areas, which can lead to total failure or breakage. This is very common problem with high-mileage e39 Bimmers, even those routinely maintained during the BMW 1 and and BMW 2 inspections. If not properly repaired, it could lead to dangerous situations.

Here are the symptoms that you should be on the lookout for a shimmying or shaking when you apply the brakes, especially at higher speeds; uneven tire wear; loose steering or lack of handling control; and in some cases a loud clunking sound. Since these symptoms can be caused by the Anti-Lock Braking system or other areas of the suspension system, you must see a professional have it properly diagnosed. Contact our local BMW repair shop to have your vehicle inspected.

Bavarian RennSport is a local, independent BMW repair shop with BMW mechanics that specialize in BMW repairs and service in Jacksonville, FL.

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