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E46 Brake Issue?

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I have a 2001 325ci that when i gently apply the brakes, the steering wheel shakes and there is a clunk feeling through the pedal as well as a loud knocking noise. I thought it was maybe the control arm bushings or the rotors were warped. Any insight?
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Worn Control Arm Bushings (CAB's) can cause that. Jack it up and check for play.

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These 2¢ are brought to you by just another old curmudgeon too tired to write the same thing more than once.

Regarding you particular issue I believe QAfred hit the nail on the head...control arm bushings.
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