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Old 07-23-2009, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile 2001 325i sport having problems with the suspension!!

The problem the car has is when I pass a speed bump or ditch the left and specially the right tire sound like there loose when they fall. I know for a fact is not my shock. The car only has 50k miles. Thank you for helping.
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I have the same issue currently with my car. ( It's the same year and mileage too. haha) When you hit a bump do you hear a clunk? If so, it's probably the control arms, bushings, and/or stabilizer links. I was quoted at it costing 1.2k to fix and that was through the dealership.
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Have you checked your sway bar links? When you go over bumps or gaps in the road do you hear a clanking/clicking sound? It's a common wear issue on BMW's and probably the most over looked. I would also have the control arm bushing checked. When they wear out on the E46 it allows the wheel to move around a bit.

Watch these videos and see if this is what you feel...


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