I bought a new (to me) 1997 BMW 540i, and I am new to the BMW game. I am getting a clunking from what seems to be the driver's side front area. The clunking happens over very slight bumps, and when I brake. The smallest imperfection in the road will make clunking sound (like a bad ball joint). I put the front up on blocks to check for any play, but I can not make anything make any noise. I have tried pushing and pulling on everything I can get my hands on. Nothing makes noise except the hub, but the play in it is barely noticeable.
I am also confused about the hub, because there are studs pushed into the hub like any other car. It has lug nuts like my truck and jeep, and not the bolts. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have it up on jack stands right now trying to figure this thing out.
Thanks for the help!