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Old 07-26-2004, 09:51 AM
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Question x5 3.0 grinding noise on right turn and bumps

Car ('03 x5 3.0) makes some awful grinding, groaning noises when I make a right turn (or reverse left) and also when going over small bumps on paved streets and freeways. Sound is like a heavy metal barrel scraping along the mid to rear underbelly.

Any ideas or others with this same problem? I have an appointment with the service department for this next week, but based on my last experience with their service department I need to be armed with lots of info.

And will driving it for the next 6 days before going to the shop do more damage?
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Old 08-01-2004, 05:38 AM
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You need new control arms +

Common problem on X5's. Warranty item.
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