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Old 08-27-2008, 09:08 AM   #21
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With only 26k on your car I would go to the nearest dealer, ask for the service manager (not a service rep), explain your problem to him and nicely ask him if he would be willing to do a goodwill warranty repair on it for you. He is authorized to give out these freebies. Whether he will or not is hard to say. It's worth a try.
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:54 AM   #22
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Your control arm bushing pulled apart. The inner part that is connected to the arm itself should be flush with the outer piece in the carrier that is bolted to the car.
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:57 AM   #23
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See if your sway bar end link is tightened. if its loose then it'll make that noise whenever you hit the slightest bump.

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Old 08-28-2008, 10:11 AM   #24
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I'll check that out tonight
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if i have a blown shock in my 325xi w/ sports package do i need to get a new spring or both spring and strut
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:30 PM   #26
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why would u need a new spring for a blown shock?

and like stated above i was just gonna say your CA is pulled apart and probably moving everywhere.
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True, i suppose i wasn't thinking.
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Now would I have to take the bushing off and reinsert it?
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:19 PM   #29
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That's what I would do. It's only two bolts. Shouldn't be too hard. Give it a good once over to make sure it didn't get damaged. Clean any crud off it, relube it and put it back together.
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