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      10-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #23
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Did anyone ever confirm what the problem is? I'm having the same issue
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      10-14-2013, 05:47 PM   #24
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Did anyone ever confirm what the problem is? I'm having the same issue
Apparently it's due to low brake pads but some of us have relatively good pad thickness. For me my pads were low but after a year or so as my pads are not due yet the clunks just went away.

So I can't really pinpoint what the problems be?
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      10-14-2013, 06:18 PM   #25
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Well. That's a little more reassuring than what I thought. I assumed it was something internal in the transmission. Or at the very least a TCU problem.
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      12-04-2013, 09:42 PM   #26
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having the same issue when parking...especially reverse parking...
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      12-04-2013, 09:58 PM   #27
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Possible movement within the pads which also means that they might need changing soon. I had mine changed recently and the clicking noises seems to had disappeared.
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      12-04-2013, 10:35 PM   #28
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I tightened all the bolts on the steering rack. One bolt was actually loose. That cured my problem for sure.

As for the pads. I get that noise as well.
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      12-05-2013, 01:00 AM   #29
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My pad is getting a bit close to replacing. I will report back in coming month after I replace brakes.
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      12-05-2013, 04:08 AM   #30
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Mine was making a clicking sound that could be felt through the steering wheel as well.

On of the bolts On my steering rack was a bit loose. Tightening that fixed my problem.
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      12-30-2013, 12:11 PM   #31
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I have this issue now too… Im thinking the steering column now but at pone point i thought it was the gear box bearings… Im actually under the car now trying to figure out if its the rack or the Column.

Some of you tightened the rack bolts? which ones, any pictures?

My clicks are in both directions and parking lot speeds. I can even make the sounds with the engine off just by putting mild pressure on the wheel in any direction.

looking for a quick solution.
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      12-30-2013, 12:21 PM   #32
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Just check all the lots on the steering rack. Seemed to fix mine
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      01-07-2014, 08:52 PM   #33
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MY 13.5 328i
I have exactly the same problem described. I have 1,800km on clock and most noticeable when reversing.

I'm going to raise this with the Dealer when they are fixing my window tinting.


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