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Old 05-07-2002, 02:29 PM
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Rack & Pinion

I believe that it is an inherent problem with the E420. That was the first year that they went to Rack & Pinion with the V-8. I think that the shimmy was always there, but previously masked by the recirculating ball power steering found on the 400E/E420's.

If its any consolation I've spoken with many BMW techs that have also noticed the same thing with the BMW 5-Series. The 528i has a shimmy problem (rack & pinion), while the 540i does not (recirculating ball).

1998 BMW 540i Sport
1995 E320
1992 400E
1989 BMW M3
1979 Triumph TR7 (1st car)
1986 BMW 735i (Sold)
1980 BMW 320i (Sold)
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