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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 06-12-2017, 03:34 PM
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knocking snap like sound when turnning wheel

Does anyone know what could cause a knock like sound when turning wheel or entering driveway on2011 535xi? I have had all bushings replaces and new tire rods installed and noise still occurs. Mechanics can not find the cause.
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Its is a repeating sound or a single click?
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Old 06-12-2017, 03:55 PM
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Its is a repeating sound or a single click?
it is your front ball joints. you need to replace the lower control arms.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:28 PM
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:12 PM
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On XDrive's usually 4 years / 90,000 miles the outside Axle Drive Splines under the Rubber Boots have issues, = leak grease, dry out and start "sticking" when near full Steering limit.

Unfortuneate that when you start hearing this noise it may be too late and the Drive Shafts need replacing. Not cheap...

I have an inspection next week at 55,000 miles, 3 years and will ask them to take a close look if the rubber covers are OK and no grease leaking out. Better to be proactive in this area. Once the grease is gone the drive splines wear quickly.
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Thank you.
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It's 100% the ball joints in your lower control arms. I know someone who had this exact same problem.

Did you buy the car like this or did you ruin the ball joints yourself?
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:19 PM
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After I bought the car privately pre-owned
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:35 PM
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I have the same problem like this with my wife 2014, X6, last few weeks ago I swap out my car to her car cuz I need to do alignment and replace all the tires for her. Almost every times I turn to the drive way, I hear a knock (sound like some metal crack) when enter to drive way or back out from the drive way (scale 3 out 5 at least). That is only knock sound I hear but other than that everything else functioning and driving performance as normal. Her car up to now is about 31k miles. What should I check for? is this still warranty from BMW ? what should I tell them if I had to bring the car to dealer?
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