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Why would my wheels on front of my bmw have play in dem

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  • Tom Collins Feb 20, 2012

    could be bad wheel bearing, or bad tie rod ends. what kind of play. is the car jacked up and u have play side to side or up and down. please be a little more specific.



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Then it is a bad rack and pinion or a bad cv joint

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