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Old 05-08-2005, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 01 330xi has a creak coming from left front wheel area when steering wheel is turning back and forth in normal city driving, also when going over small bumps. what is this?
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it kinda sounds like a swy bar drop link. or it could be a lower ball joint. do you notice and knocking sounds also when you go over bumps?
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Old 05-09-2005, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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it kinda sounds like a swy bar drop link. or it could be a lower ball joint. do you notice and knocking sounds also when you go over bumps?
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yes it creaks when I go over bumps. I don't hear it at hiway speeds though. Thanks
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it is kinda hard to distinguish between the two if they are both bad but i would get your lower ball joints and sway bar links checked out. these are common problems among all BMW's
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