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Old 10-02-2012, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Peck View Post
I have active steering. Is that the dynamic drive? I hope I don't have hydraulic issues. It doesn't happen all the time, just when I go fast thru an intersection on a right or left turn, sometimes while going over a bump in the corner.

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Active steering is separate from the active anti-sway bars. You can have one or the other or both. Power steering, active steering and dynamic drive (sway bars) all share the same power steering fluid pump and reservoir so I would second Mulchman's suggestion to check the fluid level.

If you are hearing clunks over bumps like railway tracks it is more likely end links, thrust arm bushings or thrust arm ball joints which are very common wear items on all BMWs. They are also not that expensive which is good news.

#11 and #16 are the thrust arms:


#3 and 4 are the sway bar brackets that can break or come loose, #8 is the endlink:
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Last edited by Yorgi; 10-03-2012 at 09:52 PM. Reason: typo
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