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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:56 AM
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Noise from suspension or shocks?

Recently when the car has passengers or have some luggages in the trunk ( increased car weight) when I get in the driver seat and seat down I can hear sound coming from the bottom of the car, sounds like a door hinge that needs to be lubricated when opening. Does the suspension or shocks have to be lubricated or are there any worn items? Thanks
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:23 AM
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Recently when the car has passengers or have some luggages in the trunk ( increased car weight) when I get in the driver seat and seat down I can hear sound coming from the bottom of the car, sounds like a door hinge that needs to be lubricated when opening. Does the suspension or shocks have to be lubricated or are there any worn items? Thanks
Might just be sway bar bushings. If you can get under the car and work a ratchet, they are easy to remove and smear some grease in to see if the problem goes away.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:44 PM
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Back in the 'day', I used to have an 89 chevy Corsica that had some loose shocks. It had almost like a rattling sound when hitting bumps in the road. I believe I tightened the 3 or 4 bolts under the hood where the shocks are attached to the body. I haven't really looked that hard yet, but I have a 2004 525i that is having a slightly similar sound. Is it hard to tighten the shocks or is there alot of disassembling? It doesn't matter really because I'll probably attempt it anyways, I just want to know how much time to plan on for tightening them.
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