Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
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...I need some help, badly
So, my E39 has reached that special time where age/mileage makes things wear out/break. I'm pretty mechanically inclined and I can't figure this one out.
About a month ago, I started to hear this strange bumping sound in the front. What makes this even more odd is the sound dissapeared for awhile and has recently come back (I knew this was likely to happen).
I'm under the idea that I'm probably going to have to replace the upper and lower control arms as I occasionally feel a tad bit of play through the steering wheel.
If anyone else has experience this problem with a bumping sound, let me know what it was. I want to make sure I know what it is before I go and do the work.
Some additional information:
The car is 9 years old and has 81K miles.
Thanks for any help in advance. I appreciate any input and I'm sure this is a common problem.
Last edited by BimmerE39; 06-10-2009 at 08:01 PM.