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    NCGoing
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    How to Fix Shimmy

    Ny 99 740 has the typical shimmy. At first it was only at 45mph until the tires heated up a little. Now it will shimmy for longer
    periods and at 55 mph it's worst.
    I have read the posting on E38.org. Is this the best procedure
    to begin with ?
    Thanks in Advance


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    OB in VA
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    Re: How to Fix Shimmy

    Depending on the mileage and driving conditions, don't be surprised if it takes both a front and rear suspension rebuild to get rid of the shimmy. If the vibration is thru the steering wheel I'd start on the front. If you feel it in your butt It's probably the rear. I have rebuilt both the front and rear twice or every 70,000 miles or so. I live on a dirt road and it rides smooth but wears out the rubber after a while. In the front it's the upper and lower control arms. In the rear it took the traction struts, guide link and the rear ball joints.

    All are DIY if you have the tools and some expertise.

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    BigBimmer
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    The 45 - 55 MPH shimmy is the thrust arm bushings


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    Re: How to Fix Shimmy

    Thanks for all the advice

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