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Old 09-24-2013, 01:24 PM
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e92 328xi Loud Clunking

Hello all,
So for a while now i've had a slight "clunk" happening under braking from 60-0mph but right before I stop I like to let off the brake to have a smooth stop. Thats when I hear the clunk.
Yesterday, on my way home from work, I noticed a really loud thud when i went over a small bump. Sure enough, when i turned down my music, i could hear id clear as day even over the slightest bump. At first, it sounded like my strut mount but I took it to BMW and they said that the strut mounts look fine. Also, my struts are OEM aftermarket btw. What more interesting is that when i turned the wheel now sharply back and fourth it makes the same noise.

To try and replicate at home while the vehicle is parked, i took a video underneath the car while I lift up on the car and push over to the passenger side and I can hear the noise clear as day.
I'm not too sure it is the struts, i was thinking maybe a wheel bearing?

Any thoughts?

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:28 PM
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By the way the squeaking is just my ebrake (i think)
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:15 PM
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There is no such thing as OEM aftermarket...

Check ball joints and lower control arm bushings.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:47 AM
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Hello all,
So for a while now i've had a slight "clunk" happening under braking from 60-0mph but right before I stop I like to let off the brake to have a smooth stop. Thats when I hear the clunk.
Yesterday, on my way home from work, I noticed a really loud thud when i went over a small bump. Sure enough, when i turned down my music, i could hear id clear as day even over the slightest bump. At first, it sounded like my strut mount but I took it to BMW and they said that the strut mounts look fine. Also, my struts are OEM aftermarket btw. What more interesting is that when i turned the wheel now sharply back and fourth it makes the same noise.

To try and replicate at home while the vehicle is parked, i took a video underneath the car while I lift up on the car and push over to the passenger side and I can hear the noise clear as day.
I'm not too sure it is the struts, i was thinking maybe a wheel bearing?

Any thoughts?

Video
Ever figure this out??? My 2007 328xi is doing something VERY similar!!
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:51 PM
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I did! It was my sway bar extensions! $80 for a good pair. Change out both side and the knock went away! To see if there bad, when there removed if you can pull the threaded rod away and it moves or clicks there bad.
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