Sway - stabilizer link bolts
Was re-doing the front suspension on my '96 328i sedan. I replaced the lower control arms, tie rods and stabilizer links. The stabilizer/sway bar links where they attach to the U-bracket; the bolt that goes through the bracket into the bushing seems very loose.
My thinking is that it should be fairly tight. I can't compare the fit to the old one because my beautiful, darling wife came along behind me and dumped the trash in my shop.
The car has an intermittent, loud "clink" noise now, typically when it goes over a road imperfection that would cause the wheel to drop a bit then rebound.
Does anyone know for sure - shouldn't that bolt be a fairly tight fit (not press fit but close)?
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