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Old 03-23-2009, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E39 Creaking rear suspension

Really bad creaking noise from the rear when driving slowly on b roads or bouncing the rear up and down, It sounded like a siezed bush, lubed everything I could find and it was still there, turns out it was a broken spring, hard to spot, bottom of coil broken off, not the sort of noise you would associate with a broken spring...
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Well spotted,as you say hard to find but does occur, happened to me except I found my piece of spring on my drive one morning.
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CORRECTION, 2 broken springs!
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So the bottom coil is broken off both rear springs, the rust says they've been that way for a while, is this a common problem on the E39 Turbo Diesel?
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