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Old 05-14-2013, 08:03 PM
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Front end Noise

My '08 328Xi makes a great deal of noise on the driver side front when I hit pot holes or bumps. It sounds like a loud clunking noise. It also happens when I brake hard. Also noticed that when I brake it pulls left slightly. Not sure if the two are connected, but my guess would be they are.

Anyone else have this experience?
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:11 PM
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My '08 328Xi makes a great deal of noise on the driver side front when I hit pot holes or bumps. It sounds like a loud clunking noise. It also happens when I brake hard. Also noticed that when I brake it pulls left slightly. Not sure if the two are connected, but my guess would be they are.

Anyone else have this experience?

Many have. Check your suspension for wear; struts for play. Check bolt/nut torques.

Naturally, check your shock absorbers.

It's a start!
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:46 AM
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Many have. Check your suspension for wear; struts for play. Check bolt/nut torques.

Naturally, check your shock absorbers.

It's a start!
Will do.

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Old 05-15-2013, 07:43 AM
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If it is high-mileage, say over 100k I would also check the ball joints.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:55 PM
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I had this exact problem on my old 330i, especially as you describe the issue when breaking. If I stabbed the breaks, it would clunk and pull right. If I can remember correctly, the issue was a worn/cracked ball or CV joint.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:25 PM
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I had this exact problem on my old 330i, especially as you describe the issue when breaking. If I stabbed the breaks, it would clunk and pull right. If I can remember correctly, the issue was a worn/cracked ball or CV joint.
That's what I am thinking. Have not had time to get it over for repair.


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