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Old 11-30-2016, 04:27 PM   #1
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Clunk and swaying. Help with diagnose.

I've recently bought my first E46. A 1999 320i Touring.
I'll introduce myself in another thread

My car has 260000km on it. (160000miles). It's lowered from the factory. And has wider tiers than standard.

From the beginning the suspension in the front was a bit off. But this became more pronounced the longer I drove it. Last month I've replaced the control arms, the control arm bushings and the sway bar links.

Right now it's stil making a clunk when I hit a bump in the road. And the cars moves right or left whenever I hit a bum in the road. It's pretty random which side it goes towards.

My feeling is it's the upper struct mounts/support bearings. But I might be wrong. I have the feeling the tie rods are good, because I recently had an alignment and the mechanic didn't mention anything. He didn't get the car properly aligned however.

Anyone here who has some ideas how to better diagnose the problem?

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