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Old 06-10-2018, 07:36 AM
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Weird noise & drop from rear right wheel when parked

About a week ago I parked my 07 X3 and was sitting there, idling and about a minute or two after I put it in park it felt like the right rear wheel side dropped 1-3 inches and I heard a loud noise.. somewhat alarming. I got out and looked at the wheel everything looked fine, decided to creep around at a low speed and everything was normal. I've been driving it everywhere including lots of interstate driving and everything seems normal for over a week.. I should probably have a mechanic look at it but any ideas what that could have been?

I"m guessing something stuck on the suspension, it seems like the suspension adjusts several inches in some way between P, R, and D..
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:48 AM
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Coil spring broke.


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Old 06-10-2018, 11:27 AM
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Ditto. Likely a "pigtail" at the end of the spring that's not too easy to see, unless the wheel is off. Threads on here about replacing them (yes, replace both rear springs at the same time) and related parts that should be done at the same time.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:17 AM
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Ditto. Likely a "pigtail" at the end of the spring that's not too easy to see, unless the wheel is off. Threads on here about replacing them (yes, replace both rear springs at the same time) and related parts that should be done at the same time.
So realistically speaking what should I consider doing if I want to keep this car, currently at 250k with all original suspension for years as my backup .. safety/reliability is the only concern not having the most comfortable ride. It is becoming my backup but I'm going to use it for transporting the dogs to keep them out of my new vehicle.. I would anticipate I might put another 50-100k on it over the next 10+ years as a backup before I retire it.

And yes I think it is definitely that spring coil broken I measured the rear right it is about an inch or so lower than the other side..

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Old 06-11-2018, 08:37 AM
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I just found this thread leaving it here for future reference.. however, if I want to replace the whole suspension I want something made for off-roading can anyone recommend a suspension kit for the 07 X3 automatic (non-sport) that would be good for taking it on off road courses or around my family's farm at a decent speed which has plenty of bumps and ditches?

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=606865

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Old 06-11-2018, 09:04 AM
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Is yours a Sport model? If so, good luck on the springs! Hard to find the right part number! AND there seem to be no good OEM/aftermarket options. Stuck with $175 springs.

Here are my tips on what to unhook to get the springs in.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...hlight=springs
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:35 AM
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I just found this thread leaving it here for future reference.. however, if I want to replace the whole suspension I want something made for off-roading can anyone recommend a suspension kit for the 07 X3 automatic (non-sport) that would be good for taking it on off road courses or around my family's farm at a decent speed which has plenty of bumps and ditches?

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=606865

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I recommend the BMW option

Ja etwas eine Pferd, which is listed under J.E.E.P for short

This is a Mom commuting vehicle, not for Offroad use.
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