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Old 03-25-2004, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i have a 92 325i and when I push down on the driver side part of the trunk(like what you would do to check your shocks) i hear a clinking noise coming from the rear driver side shock....
Do you guys think i need new shocks or probabley just shock mounts?
the shocks are still siff, there is no bounsing (sp)!
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first check the shocks and make sure you dont' see anything leaking out of them, i.e. hydraulic fluids. which I am assuming your shocks are good by the way you said it.. 2nd it is most likely your upper shock mounts, as these have been found to be a problem on the E36's. I think there might be something more in depth about them in the FAQ section. But my guess is that's your problem.
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I've had this with the last safety check in dec 2003. The rear shock mount (passenger side) needs a replacement then.
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The springs make a clinking noise when you push down on them which to me as always been quite normal. I would be more concered with noises while driving, any clunking would indicate that you have any number of worn out parts... (shocks, trailing arm bushings, shock mounts, differential mounts, etc)

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thanks to every one but i figure out that it wasn't my shock supports that were bad. I was missing some exhaust mounts and that was making tha cliking noise!
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just a side note , if you can check the springs do so. you might have broken off the tip of one of them and when that happens you will get a clicking noise.
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