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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 03-12-2005, 07:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been noticing this sound, it's almost a squeaking noise and my car is constantly bumping up and down. Also when I jacked up my car, every single time I raised the jack I was hearing that squeaking noise until the tire was finally off the ground and in the air. Any ideas?

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I've been noticing this sound, it's almost a squeaking noise and my car is constantly bumping up and down. Also when I jacked up my car, every single time I raised the jack I was hearing that squeaking noise until the tire was finally off the ground and in the air. Any ideas?

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Struts and upper strut mounts.
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Originally posted by egk2+Mar 12 2005, 08:06 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(egk2 @ Mar 12 2005, 08:06 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-SteveO325is@Mar 12 2005, 08:03 AM
I've been noticing this sound, it's almost a squeaking noise and my car is constantly bumping up and down. Also when I jacked up my car, every single time I raised the jack I was hearing that squeaking noise until the tire was finally off the ground and in the air. Any ideas?

Car is 87 325is
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yeah that's what I figured just wanted to make sure.. the strut is starting to poke through the rubber. So what kind of struts are stock on these cars? From my understanding the iS has the upgraded suspension?
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I've been noticing this sound, it's almost a squeaking noise and my car is constantly bumping up and down.* Also when I jacked up my car, every single time I raised the jack I was hearing that squeaking noise until the tire was finally off the ground and in the air.* Any ideas?

Car is 87 325is
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Struts and upper strut mounts.
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yeah that's what I figured just wanted to make sure.. the strut is starting to poke through the rubber. So what kind of struts are stock on these cars? From my understanding the iS has the upgraded suspension?
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Goto RealOEM.com and type in the last seven of your vin# to get the correct strut inserts, "iS" cars have specific inserts.
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they are just stock e30 boge shocks, i just put bilsteins in my '89 and i didnt see any difference in the ones i pulled out and any other e30 i have done
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