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Old 07-13-2008, 06:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 bmw 318 coupe and it has a knock in the front i have replaced the bushings and the ball joints but its still there on bumpy ground
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it'll be hard to diagnose your case online owing to the many moving parts(both metal and rubber) that comprise your suspension system.

You might start by checking the bolts & lock nuts on your strut tower. Inspect the rubber parts also for signs of cracking or wear. Try and distinguish the sound you hear... a dull sound would mean a rubber part going bad; whereas, a sharp sound would mean a metal part, touching another metal part. In the latter case, you should be able to spot "shiny" wear marks where the metals touch.

Good Luck.
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