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Old 04-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #1
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Help...clunking noise when make left turn...

Can some help me figure out this problem...? I get this clunking noise from the driver side left wheel area...only left turns...right turns make no noise...I'm thinking bushings or something to that effect...it allowed started last month when I put on some OEM 19" M3 wheels (4 fronts) and adjusted the coilovers a little bit to give a little more drop- not much though...could it be the wheels? Coilovers? bushings?...or the cv boot...anyways if some could give me some info into this issue...greatly appreciate it...driving to Vegas next month and I don't want wheels to fall off or anything like that ...haha... some info would be very helpful...thnx

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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Sounds like you know what the issue is. Also sounds like you didn't adjust your wheels the same height. I'd measure closely and I bet that's it.

If not, inspect things really well...and just for grins, since I'm not sure what sounds you're getting...check your PS fluid/system.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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Sounds like you know what the issue is. Also sounds like you didn't adjust your wheels the same height. I'd measure closely and I bet that's it.

If not, inspect things really well...and just for grins, since I'm not sure what sounds you're getting...check your PS fluid/system.
Both side are adjusted to the correct height...measured from the center of the caps to the bottom of the fenders... (how off does the height have to be from one another to that clunking nosie?)...my suspicion about the bushings might be the culprit...but I just didn't want to have to take everything apart again to figure it out...guess a few more labor of love hours coming up soon...lol...I never really thought about the power steering fluid...I'm gonna have to check.... thnx dmax

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #4
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jack up each side and lift the wheels up and down.
I think you might have a worn balljoint or something.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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jack up each side and lift the wheels up and down.
I think you might have a worn balljoint or something.
Smart idea....if something out or lose, we definitely would hear something ...I'm gonna Jack up car and turn wheel to the left and then spin the wheels and we'll see what happens ...maybe I'll hear some clunking noise...I knew you fanatics have great ideas...so far...I have avoided taking my car to the stealership...lol...someone hear always have DIY videos or good answers...thnx...gonna check tonight...

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:21 PM   #6
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Okay...this is weird...I just everything that can possibly make the clunking noise...and wasn't able to find anything truly wrong...bushings, sway bar, end-links, etc. And here's the weird part...the very next day after I inspected my car...I put up the OEM M3 wheels on craigslist for sale (cuz I wanted to go wider than 19x8)...I had a couple that was interested and bought them the same night. I mounted for them on their car and we test drove it on their car...and they said it drove way better than their old wheels...so I'm rolling on my buddy's 16" OEM wheels...and here's the weird thing...there's no more clunking noise when I turn left anymore :weird: what do you guys think? Was it the wheels? They were the OEM 19" M3 wheels (fronts)... 19x8 et47... has anyone know about any known issues being on non-m coupes?...

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