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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:55 PM
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Hello BMW lovers, Ive a slight knock in the front of my car whenever I turn the steering whell to the left, and travel over undulating terrain, ie a driveway or a slight dip in the road.
Ive looked under the car and nothing is making contact with the wheel, nothing is loose, and I have lubricated all the suspension joints, all the bushes look OK nothing is flogged out.
Its got me miffed.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:57 PM
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believe this should be in the e46 section....the e36 chassis didn't come with a 330 badge.


i believe a mod can pull this over to the proper forum for you. they'll have a much better idea as to what to look for, but i would probably suggest jacking the car up and shake the suspension down to see what, if anything, shows to be loose.

good luck.




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Old 11-16-2012, 07:23 PM
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Hello BMW lovers, Ive a slight knock in the front of my car whenever I turn the steering whell to the left, and travel over undulating terrain, ie a driveway or a slight dip in the road.
Ive looked under the car and nothing is making contact with the wheel, nothing is loose, and I have lubricated all the suspension joints, all the bushes look OK nothing is flogged out.
Its got me miffed.
Control arm bushings are a common cause of front end noise, we`ve seen them fail in as little as 25,000 miles....
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:14 PM
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Agreed, you most likely need new control arm bushings and depending on the miles new control arms as well.

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