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Old 10-26-2013, 06:44 AM
navahorange navahorange is offline
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740i Sport - Rear Strut Recommendations

I am shopping for rear struts on my 2001 740i Sport. What do you recommend? Also, the cover if off mine and making noise. Does anyone have a diagram they can post that shows this cover?

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Old 10-31-2013, 06:00 AM
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Not sure what you mean by 'the cover is off and making a noise'. What cover? Are you getting a knocking sound over bumps?
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:03 AM
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try one of these diagrams and see if what your looking for is listed here

http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...id=47528&hg=33

like podmore, not sure what you mean by cover off..are you talking about the protection cap (#12) in this picture link

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...48&hg=33&fg=45
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:41 AM
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There is a boot at the top that is loose. I iwll post a picture when I take it apart.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:00 PM
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:34 PM
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The cover I think you are talking about is just a dust cover over the top mounting plate (Item 12) - it just pushes into place. The knocking noise is possibly a loose nut in the top mounting, or the lower shock absorber bushing being worn; replace the whole strut assembly both sides and problem solved. If you're in the mood, this would be the time to offer your car some Eibach or H&R springs, as you have to dismantle the strut assembly to re-use the spring anyway....

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...48&hg=33&fg=45
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:36 AM
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Thank you Podmore.
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