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Old 05-21-2015, 08:50 PM   #1
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Groaning from front right when turning right at slow speed?

So I had an issue with my rear passenger side wheel bearing the other day. Brought it in to the shop, had the wheel bearing and axle replaced, but now I'm hearing a new noise, one I like even less than the wheel bearing grind. It's a pretty loud groaning/creaking noise that I hear when turning right, coming from the passenger side front wheel area. It sounds almost like when you sit down and lean back in an old creaky office chair. I don't seem to hear it at all when turning left, but at slow speeds when turning right, especially something with a tight turning radius like turning in to a parking spot, it is very pronounced. I've reached out to the shop to see if they know what the issue may be but have yet to hear anything. It didn't make the noise whatsoever prior to me bringing to car to the shop, and as soon as I left the shop I heard it. I'm just about at wits end, anybody have any ideas?
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:26 PM   #2
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Had similar issues. Just swapped out my shocks and it went away. But now I have that new shock "pinging" to deal with haha.

I would guess shocks, especially if it's high mileage. Could also be linkages for the struts.
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Old 06-09-2015, 09:40 AM   #3
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I have the same issue, found this thread. http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=300708

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Old 06-09-2015, 08:03 PM   #4
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Strut bearing (top hat).
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:25 PM   #5
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If it sounds like mine did It was the end links on the tie rod. Its like $50 for brand new ones and they are easy to install

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Old 06-19-2015, 10:37 PM   #6
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So I had an issue with my rear passenger side wheel bearing the other day. Brought it in to the shop, had the wheel bearing and axle replaced, but now I'm hearing a new noise, one I like even less than the wheel bearing grind. It's a pretty loud groaning/creaking noise that I hear when turning right, coming from the passenger side front wheel area. It sounds almost like when you sit down and lean back in an old creaky office chair. I don't seem to hear it at all when turning left, but at slow speeds when turning right, especially something with a tight turning radius like turning in to a parking spot, it is very pronounced. I've reached out to the shop to see if they know what the issue may be but have yet to hear anything. It didn't make the noise whatsoever prior to me bringing to car to the shop, and as soon as I left the shop I heard it. I'm just about at wits end, anybody have any ideas?
Any update? Sounds precisely like what I am experiencing.
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