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      02-20-2015, 01:22 AM   #1
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Possible Suspension Problem Driver Side

Over the past month or so I've noticed when driving over dips or potholes (try to avoid as many as possible) a crunching noise that is fairly noticeable coming from the front driver side.

I don't hear it when its warm 40 degrees + it seems.

Not my video, but this YouTuber has the same model & exact noise that I'm experiencing. You'll hear it twice, once in the middle and another towards the end of the clip.



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      02-20-2015, 01:26 AM   #2
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Rear suspension. It gets like that in the cold. My car is even worse now. It does suck. But is normal somehow, as in it does not affect anything (except your pleasure).

I am waiting until it gets warm and I'm thinking about replacing all rear bushings with poly bushings.

Two months ago I unmounted the rear shock and cleaned the rubber where it sits on. Solved for a month.

You can go behind your car and push it down (as you would check your shocks), you'll hear the noise distinctly.
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      02-20-2015, 01:29 AM   #3
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Interesting. Thanks for the info.

It's odd because on my 325xi (e90) I don't think I heard that at all.
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      02-20-2015, 01:34 AM   #4
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Some people around here refer to it as "clown car noise" maybe if you search you'll find it to be common. I hear every e90 around here with that freaking noise.

I for one am very interested to actually know for sure if the poly bushings will definitely solve this (I heard of m3 bushings, but I don't trust those either).
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      02-20-2015, 01:37 AM   #5
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Definitely need to find a work around if possible, I'll look into the bushings. It's pretty damn annoying. Roads here are trash.
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      02-20-2015, 07:16 AM   #6
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I have the same problem.. Sure does sound like its coming from the front though.
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      02-20-2015, 05:31 PM   #7
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Lol @ "When it's warm @ 40 degrees" hahaha.. don't hear that much in FLA..!
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      02-20-2015, 11:01 PM   #8
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do you have any ice built up around the inside of the wheel well?



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      02-20-2015, 11:21 PM   #9
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Lol @ "When it's warm @ 40 degrees" hahaha.. don't hear that much in FLA..!
Yeah it sucks lol. My parents have a house in Ft. Myers area, so I get down there often to enjoy it.

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do you have any ice built up around the inside of the wheel well?



image credit to: https://safedriving.wordpress.com/
Nothing that is that visible, but I'll check underneath. Theres bound to be after having consistent weeks of below freezing temps.

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      02-21-2015, 09:48 AM   #10
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Yeah it sucks lol. My parents have a house in Ft. Myers area, so I get down there often to enjoy it.
Oh nice, I actually live in Fort Myers haha.. It was 35 yesterday which was a record low but other then the abnormally cold days, it's usually just hot and humid..
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