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#1 (permalink) Old 01-02-2004, 05:32 PM
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i just noticed a clunk or thump sound in the right rear when the car is leaned into a corner. i work for honda and have a lot of experience with them but my recent purchase of my 97 328is has brought me into a new world. my first guess would be sway bar links or ball joint that has worn out in the 117,000 miles it has been in use.

i am hoping someone may have experienced a similar noise and could tell me what was done to fix it.

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ye I noticed I get that sometimes when I have people in my car going around a corner it will kind of thump off and on off and on... but not very usual on my car.



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thanks but that really doesn't help me at all

anyone else have any useful information for me?

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i assume you hear this when your driving right? i can only think of a few things , one is you could have a dead shock (check for bleeding) two you could have bad shock mount.... lastly off the top of my head i think you should check your rear bushings

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thanks for the help, i'm at work now and plan on putting the car on my lift later to check for the cause.

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It's your Rear Shock Mount (RSM). You need to replace them before the shock shoves through the rear frame. Also do the push-down test on the rear of your car to see if the shocks' are blown

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thanks . . . i think your right. all the bushings under the car look ok, the shocks are not leaking and the sway bar links looked fine.

any idea on how much parts are for this and what parts i need?

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i ordered these yesterday . . .



from bavarian autosport, hope this will fix my problem and show me some type of improvement.

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bill, when you fix yours, if it does it, let me know so I can pick up the same parts you get...



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i'll post the results here . . . i am hoping to have them in by the weekend, but i have to find some XZN and female torx sockets to get the job done i think.

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