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Old 10-28-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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Creaking in right-rear suspension?

Hey all, I've had a creaking in the right rear of my car for a while. Seems to be almost definitely suspension related, gets really noticeable going over any kinds of bumps. Had it in the shop recently, they noticed it but it wasn't the main reason it was in the shop so I didn't want to spend any money I didn't have to having them check it out.

Wondering if the vast knowledge here could help me out?

Car's a 2001 325xi. So far the only opinion I've gotten on it is that it might be a bushing but that was just a guess from someone who's not huge into bimmers. Thanks all!
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:57 AM   #2
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if it was me I would jack it up and take a look I am not familiar with this model but my shocks make a puff and are pretty load and old. I would also make sure tire isn't rubbing. well let me know
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:05 AM   #3
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Creaking in right-rear suspension?

Or could be subframe issue

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Old 10-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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I had upper shock mounts in the rear where the metal tube in the center of the mount came detached from the rubber in the mount and it squeaked like a mouse. Replacing the upper mounts (which was pretty easy) took that away.
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