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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-04-2013, 10:12 AM
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Creaking suspension/brakes?

Hi, I have a 01 330CI and I've been noticing creakings when I brake at slow speeds (almost to a complete stop), it also seems to happen when braking downhill. Lately it also seem to come out of the rear suspension when I sat down into the car.

I've actually searched quite a lot of places and threads but I don't seem to be able to find the same sounds that happening to me so I still don't know if there's actually anything wrong.

Anyways, I found a youtube clip of the sound that my car makes.



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Old 10-05-2013, 10:12 AM
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Bump. Anyone having this issue as well?
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:05 AM
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The same noise bugged me a few years ago. Try entering and exiting the car with the park brake on, then off. In my case the noise went away when the park brake was off..the brake seemed to provide resistance to movement of suspension components resulting in "the squeak". Give it a shot-
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:05 AM
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The same noise bugged me a few years ago. Try entering and exiting the car with the park brake on, then off. In my case the noise went away when the park brake was off..the brake seemed to provide resistance to movement of suspension components resulting in "the squeak". Give it a shot-
I'm not sure if I was heavy enough to do that job but I did that around 2-3 times today and it was still there. Today when I parked I let go of the brakes when I was in P then I applied the hand brake, not sure if it will work.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:13 AM
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I had polyurethane bushings and they squeeked like crazy. Worth a shot if u cant trace it to anything else.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:54 AM
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I had polyurethane bushings and they squeeked like crazy. Worth a shot if u cant trace it to anything else.
Which bushings though? Or do you mean in general polyurethane bushings just squeak more? If they squeak more then I guess I'll have to live with it since they should be better than OEM ones and I'm probably not gonna change them anytime soon.

To be honest this sound has been here for quite some time now, it's only now that I've sat in more cars and noticed that it's only mine that made the noise.
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