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E39 Front End suspension

My front, driver side makes a clunking noise over minor bumps. The struts were replaced fairly recently. Sway bar seems tight. Any tests recommended to isolate the problem? I cringe when I drive it. Thanks for any suggestions. 1997 528i with 135,000 miles.
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I'd have a look at the lower control arm bushings.


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From experience, make sure "ALL" the bolts are properly tight including struts. I had a similar problem. One of the bolts on the sway bar was loose when I replaced it!

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