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Old 07-23-2014, 07:30 PM
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Clunk while turning

Got a clunking while turning out of parking spots. Usually dpes it when turning full radius. No noise when hitting pot holes or when turninh. Any ideas on what it could be?
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:18 PM
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If it is a clicking sort of noise only at low speeds (i.e. parking lot turning) this is a common issue with the x3. It is typically caused by loose front subframe mounting bolts. They will need to be torqued down to factory specs. Might be a good idea to remove each bolt and inspect them as some members have noticed their bolts have stretched after suffering from this issue. Also, some loctite when re-installing the bolts wouldn't hurt.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:25 PM
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do you know of any good DIY write ups on how to do it
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:41 PM
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As far as I know, there aren't any even though it's a well documented issue. Most people seem to bring it to an indy to get the work done including me although it doesn't seem overly complicated. I believe it's 8 bolts but don't quote me. It involves the subframe bolts as well as the ones that bolt the steering rack to the subframe but again don't quote me
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:46 PM
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This has been discussed in depth several times, one rather recently. No need for everyone to re post everything they have already taken the time to do already.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:11 PM
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Here you go Osman023:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=775142

I just tightened mine up about two weeks ago, this thread helped. It's easy to do, just need a torque wrench and the right sockets. I had to order a Torx E18 from Amazon.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:50 PM
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Thank you guys for the responses
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:58 PM
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Sorry it took a while to write on here but it ended up being a bad strut and strut mount.


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Old 10-03-2014, 08:47 AM
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I got here too late. I read the original post and immediately thought, strut mount bearing. Glad you got it worked out.
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