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E39 Front suspension help


Just got the car and on the way home.......
I was making a hard RH turn getting off the highway and hit a pretty solid pothole with mi left wheel. Since then i have a steering wheel shimmy at 50-70mph and the car is pulling to the left a bit. I put the full size spare on, same issue (so not a bent wheel)

What suspension part should i be looking at?

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It could be somewhat out of alignment. But I'd also have a good look at the lower control arm to start, but a good all round inspection really should be done.


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I'd get the "spare" wheel balanced/pressure checked/inspected before delving too deep... if it was something really bent i'd have thought it would shimmy at all speeds... I had a similar problem and it was down to the tyre sidewall
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