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Old 06-09-2011, 09:24 PM   #8
mikec826
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3
My Ride: 528i, 328iX, 330CiC
Here's an update:
After checking RealOEM.com at this link:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...41&hg=33&fg=45
I could not determine which part might be faulty, so I headed to my local dealer and asked the parts guy who suggested I ask the service advisor. Neither proved helpful, and the parts guy said he only had one of the parts listed in stock. I decided to take the shock out and determine which part was bad and then order it.

After removing the shock (very easy - 2 nuts at top and 1 bolt at bottom) I couldn't see any damaged or broken parts. It appeared that the top nut - part #13 in the diagram - was simply loose. I tightened it according to specs: 14Nm, installed it and the rattle was gone! Simple fix, didn't cost a penny.

Thanks everyone - now my car's quiet as a mouse ... well almost.
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