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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 04-22-2014, 04:05 PM   #1
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Low Speed Knocking

Hi, Any direction or suggestions are much appreciated!

After replacing my struts on my 2003 330xi I am getting knocking/vibrating/clunking from the driver side front wheel when I hit a bump/bad pavement with that wheel. I did not get this before replacing the struts. It always almost always happens at low speed (2 - 25 MPH) but hardly ever at highway speed. MI figured it was the tie rod or mount but they were tight. My guess is that it's the axle. It slides back and forth a bit by hand and feels loose compared to the passenger side axle. I replaced the axle about a year/12K miles ago. The car has 112K on it.

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Old 04-22-2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:41 PM   #3
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jack up the car, start pullin on the wheel and all connecting materials with a bushing attached to it. You will find it.
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