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teamleader 11-16-2012 04:55 PM

2001 3301 E46 Auto
 
Hello BMW lovers, Ive a slight knock in the front of my car whenever I turn the steering whell to the left, and travel over undulating terrain, ie a driveway or a slight dip in the road.
Ive looked under the car and nothing is making contact with the wheel, nothing is loose, and I have lubricated all the suspension joints, all the bushes look OK nothing is flogged out.
Its got me miffed.
:dunno:

drivinfaster 11-16-2012 05:57 PM

believe this should be in the e46 section....the e36 chassis didn't come with a 330 badge.


i believe a mod can pull this over to the proper forum for you. they'll have a much better idea as to what to look for, but i would probably suggest jacking the car up and shake the suspension down to see what, if anything, shows to be loose.

good luck.




df

Fast Bob 11-16-2012 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teamleader (Post 7199096)
Hello BMW lovers, Ive a slight knock in the front of my car whenever I turn the steering whell to the left, and travel over undulating terrain, ie a driveway or a slight dip in the road.
Ive looked under the car and nothing is making contact with the wheel, nothing is loose, and I have lubricated all the suspension joints, all the bushes look OK nothing is flogged out.
Its got me miffed.
:dunno:

Control arm bushings are a common cause of front end noise, we`ve seen them fail in as little as 25,000 miles....

tim330i 11-18-2012 02:14 PM

Agreed, you most likely need new control arm bushings and depending on the miles new control arms as well.

Tim


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