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      04-09-2018, 09:01 PM   #1
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Can somebody identify this noise? Strut mounts?

Hey everyone, here's a video of a noise coming from my steering.. I also have heavy violent highway vibrations throughout the entire car I've been chasing down for about a year.. I had a thread about this before but still unsolved. Yes I tested a different set of tires on my car, Car A with same tires, no vibrations, my car with same tires, heavy highway vibrations. Tested on an e46.

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I'm about to order a new set of shocks and struts but want to know if my issue just lies in worn strut mounts?


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I have a similar knocking noise but no vibrations. Apparently the lower steering joint on the e9x are prone to going bad so i'm going to be inspecting mine soon.


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Hey everyone, here's a video of a noise coming from my steering.. I also have heavy violent highway vibrations throughout the entire car I've been chasing down for about a year.. I had a thread about this before but still unsolved. Yes I tested a different set of tires on my car, Car A with same tires, no vibrations, my car with same tires, heavy highway vibrations. Tested on an e46.

Replaced upper lower control arms
Tie rods inner and outer
Allignment x2
Road force balance x2.
New tires new rims.


I'm about to order a new set of shocks and struts but want to know if my issue just lies in worn strut mounts?

My steering rack was clunking when I didn’t completely tighten down the two E bolts that go through the steering rack. Double check that they’re tight.
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Aww shit, I suspected this too.. but would this cause vibrations? That's my main concern as it's super annoying to drive with vibrations on the highway
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Need some more second opinions before I pay extortion for diagnostic fees
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Need some more second opinions before I pay extortion for diagnostic fees
I have this issue too but mine is very very mild. I was under warranty still so I took it to the dealership and they couldn't figure out what the problem was. I'm just loving with it because it's so mild. Oh well lol
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I have this issue too but mine is very very mild. I was under warranty still so I took it to the dealership and they couldn't figure out what the problem was. I'm just loving with it because it's so mild. Oh well lol
Ugh that's the last thing I want, taking it to a dealership, having them charge me, then they cant find the issue..

Do you have any vibrations through your car on the highway from this? IDC about the sound it makes I just want to fix these vibrations!
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I have this issue too but mine is very very mild. I was under warranty still so I took it to the dealership and they couldn't figure out what the problem was. I'm just loving with it because it's so mild. Oh well lol
Ugh that's the last thing I want, taking it to a dealership, having them charge me, then they cant find the issue..

Do you have any vibrations through your car on the highway from this? IDC about the sound it makes I just want to fix these vibrations!
I don't have any vibrations. Could it possibly be your wheel balance?
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Is this an xdrive or rwd
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