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Old 07-18-2012, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by silentbob View Post
I had a clunk shifting from first to second at low speeds/light throttle, post transmission fluid change. I just live with it.
I'm starting to think that it might be the Tension Strut. See the attached photo of the Tension Strut hanging by the ball joint. There is a large rubber bushing that can go bad and cause clunking as well as what feels like a warped rotor, especially under braking. This is a very common problem with e39 5 series cars that have a similar suspension setup.

I replaced mine last year and it was not very fun. I used some DIYs from the X5 boards.
I'll try to attach some links.
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