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Old 07-18-2012, 12:00 PM
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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.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...hlight=tension

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...70&hg=31&fg=05

http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/x5/...mw-x5-e53.html

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...6756491-a.html
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