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Old 04-02-2014, 09:52 AM
Cerika2010 Cerika2010 is offline
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Unhappy Bouncing in my X3

Hello Everyone:

I am a new owner to a BMW X3 si 2007. It is a wonderful car and although I have only had it for a week I really love everything about... BUT, I have noticed that the car bounces a lot in the front of it. I do have a warranty through the dealer i bought it from however , of course THIS is not covered.

Has anyone has the same issue and if so... should I get shocks as of NOW instead of waiting for a bigger issue to arise. I have read a mix of negatives and positives but I think the positives to outweigh the negatives....

Help, pretty please with a Cherry on top!

Thanks....
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:09 AM
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Take it to a mechanic you trust and please then let us know exactly what they recommend.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:01 AM
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Sounds like shocks and maybe even struts. Figure on something north of $2K for both.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:09 AM
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How many miles are on the vehicle? Have you driven another X3 of similar to verify if you're experiencing normal vehicle operation? Are the struts leaking fluid at all?
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Cerika2010 Cerika2010 is offline
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The car has 118k miles....no haven't checked if the struts are leaking (although I have no idea what or where are the struts lol....) There is nothing leaking from this car and No, I haven't driven any other X3.

Perhaps i should do all of those suggestions... This happens every now and then but that is it. However I do want to make sure I don't have any issues.

Thanks
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:22 AM
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I researched the price for the shocks and it said $500 for the two front ones.... @ Uncle J, why are your numbers 2k? Is it the struts? Now I am freaking out
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:27 AM
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The car has 118k miles....no haven't checked if the struts are leaking (although I have no idea what or where are the struts lol....) There is nothing leaking from this car and No, I haven't driven any other X3.

Perhaps i should do all of those suggestions... This happens every now and then but that is it. However I do want to make sure I don't have any issues.

Thanks
As I said take it to a good mechanic you trust. If you don't have one find one, a good mechanic is worth his weight in gold and with all cars you need to have one.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:38 AM
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As I said take it to a good mechanic you trust. If you don't have one find one, a good mechanic is worth his weight in gold and with all cars you need to have one.
Yes, I will absolutely be doing that after this school semester is over (3 weeks) going to school, full time employment and a family makes it all very complicated. But will get one asap.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:56 PM
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Your tires may be overinflated.... check your owner's manual.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:23 AM
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Cer - The $2K was the cost of my two front struts (one was leaking - but I replaced both) along with assorted other parts at the dealer. Probably could have shaved a bit off at an indy but needed the loaner and frankly the indy's around here are virtually the same cost as the dealer I use. Came out in the morning and found a puddle of oil -- thought it was the PS rack at first ($$$$) glad it was just the struts! About 80K miles as I recall.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:31 AM
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Cer - The $2K was the cost of my two front struts (one was leaking - but I replaced both) along with assorted other parts at the dealer. Probably could have shaved a bit off at an indy but needed the loaner and frankly the indy's around here are virtually the same cost as the dealer I use. Came out in the morning and found a puddle of oil -- thought it was the PS rack at first ($$$$) glad it was just the struts! About 80K miles as I recall.
Uff.... hate to hear that and glad you were able to get that fixed. Mine (knock on wood) is not leaking anywhere, so we will see. Today I didn't feel any bouncing so idk...
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