yeah...I had this noise a couple of years ago from the rear...found this foam type padding was wearing. at the time I had bigger fish to fry...never got around to replacing them...did research too...over time I eather got used to it or the thing just wore off and come to find, it wasn't needed anyway. I haven't thought about that long lost bump over say 3 years here's what you need "Bump Stop"! no it's not a spray...Yes, they checked all that and found all OK. Thanks.
If you ignore it, it'll definitely become exponentially expensive.My 07 X3 has a "clunk" when turning, seems to be coming from the rear end. 2 shops have said ignore it as expensive to fix. Anyone have similar noise and how'd you cure it?
The rear half-shafts too. And a gazillion other things to check including engine mounts, wheel bearings, ...How do the front axle boots look? If any are torn, you need new CV joints (front axle shafts).
That's a tell-tale sign of the transfer box going bad. To diagnose if this indeed is the case, have your mechanic disconnect the electrical wires to the transfer case, then drive the car. If the clunk goes away, you need a new transfer case. If memory serves me right, it is a $3k repair. Good luck.My 07 X3 has a "clunk" when turning, seems to be coming from the rear end. 2 shops have said ignore it as expensive to fix. Anyone have similar noise and how'd you cure it?
My '07 X3 didn't. I took it to an indie who diagnosed it along the lines of my earlier post. That car had one week left on the extended warranty (purchased by a previous owner) when I took it to the dealer who replaced the transfer case against my $50 deductible. Those were the good old days.Usually would get the triad of warning lights?
Does it happen louder is you are turning one way or the other? Do you notice it over bumps?Anyway, the ONLY indication I got was the "clunk" when turning at slow speeds. And yes, it sounded like it was coming from the rear.