I posted about this issue before, but still haven't been able to resolve
this. The car in question is an '02 530i with sport pkg, 36k miles. Since
I got it at 30k miles, it has not been very solid/surefooted at speeds of
85mph and above. It feels floaty, like I'm getting hit by crosswinds on a
calm day and the whole car slightly sways to either side. I have to keep
correcting with the steering wheel to remain in my lane.
I had the alignment done/rechecked twice. All the suspension and steering
components were visually inspected by 2 different shops - they all claim
everything is intact. I have a new set of tires, but the issue existed on
the old tires as well, so I don't think it's a tire issue.
I don't want to take it to a bmw dealer as they'll probably tell me to
replace all suspension components and charge me an arm and a leg for it. I
don't want to blindly begin replacing component after component either.
Isn't there some way out there to properly diagnose what is responsible for
such stability issues? While it isn't totally awefull, it still takes away
from the "ultimate driving machine" experience. I feel like I'm driving a
Where should I start?