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Old 05-16-2005, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi every body

I have a metal noise during driving by not flat road in drivers side. Sounds to me like a control arm. But my mechanic is teling me that it is strut.
Is is possible that strut could sound like this.When I stop complitly there is a noise as well right at the stop moment.


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Old 05-22-2005, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check the anti-roll bar drop links they go all the time and can make a heavy knock
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check the anti-roll bar drop links they go all the time and can make a heavy knock
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Thanks Bad man,
I ve been in BMW servise room and they sad that it is strut and stabilizer link. So now I am trying to decide should I change both struts or only left one which I have broked. If you have any info on Canadian strut manufacturer please let me know.

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i think it is always better to change them in pairs, just like tires. It'll be tons of $$$, but you can probably sell the good strut on ebay
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Usually if a strut makes a noise it's due to the strut collar nut being loose. (or something wrong in the upper strut mount)

More often, with clunk-type sounds it's a bushing or a balljoint. Sway links also go bad and cause noises, but mainly over bumps.
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