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Old 10-20-2019, 11:21 AM
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Thump thump thump sound when turning left from a stop?

Hey guys.. been noticing a few weird things going on lately in my 2011 328xi.

1) It's felt like the ride has got a bit rougher when hitting bumps particularly on the right side of the car. Maybe one of the shocks is shot?
2) I now noticed that if the car is stopped at an intersection, and I make a left turn, I hear and feel a bit of a "thump thump thump thump" sound as I start driving while the wheels are turned. Could that also be a shock issue? I checked the wheels to make sure the lugs were tight and they seemed fine.
3) I noticed a bit of a rattle as the rpms spin up when starting from a stop. It rattles for a second in the middle of the first gear and then does it again as I get into the second gear. I think this is unrelated to the issue above but almost sounds like a muffler is rattling?

Any thoughts on these issues? I am about to buy a new car within the next month and plan on trading this one in so I really didn't want to spend any money on repairs before then. But if this is a safety issue, I want to get it handled regardless. Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:57 PM
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Do you hear a clicking noise when turning? That's typically indicative of bad CV joints.
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:09 PM
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It's pretty much only when I am at a stop and then start to make a left turn - I hear the thump thump thump sound during that. If it is the CV joint, how long do you think I have before it's a real problem?
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:32 PM
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You mean how long before it destroys your differential? Hard to say, please let us know when you find out.
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You mean how long before it destroys your differential? Hard to say, please let us know when you find out.
Will be sure to keep you posted.

I'm trading the car in and getting a new car within the next few weeks and wanted to see if I could swing it until then. The noise just started and I don't drive the car daily, just the weekends. Would rather not put money into the car that I am not going to get back out if I can help it.

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Old 10-21-2019, 09:10 PM
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It's pretty much only when I am at a stop and then start to make a left turn - I hear the thump thump thump sound during that. If it is the CV joint, how long do you think I have before it's a real problem?
You have to remove the Denver Boot from the wheel before you drive. It's much quieter that way.***128512;
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