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      07-08-2013, 07:34 PM   #23
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I have the same issue with a creaking in the firewall due to the large center strut bar bolt. Unfortunately I cannot find the right torx size to retorque it
I just bought a cheap female torx socket set from Amazon, which had the sizes I needed.
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I saw this video the other day, someone posted it up for diagnosing front end issues, maybe will help
Thanks man for trying to help find a solution on this
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I saw this video the other day, someone posted it up for diagnosing front end issues, maybe will help

That sounds more like our issue
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Yeah that's what I was thinking, pretty hard to diagnose while inside the car driving. If it isn't you guys' issue then at least something to remember for future.
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BMW says not to drive around with the strut brace removed or body damage can occur sounds ridiculous to me, but I imagine the torque on those nuts is important.

I replaced all of mine and torqued them properly based on my Bentley manual.
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I have an apt with BMW on monday so I will keep you guys posted on what it is!
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I ran into a similar issue this morning after I hit an area of heavy road work. A knocking/clicking noise when I turn right or apply the breaks at about 40mph. I have a 2006 325xi. I dropped by my dad's job for a quick check up (it's a ford dealership) They said I might need to order a Half Shaft for the right front side. (Where the noise is coming from) Making an appointment in the am to have an actual diagnostic.
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SO.... i just heard back from the dealer and turns out this is probably an isolated incident. After getting the clutch replaced it turns out a couple subframe bolts were not tightened completely and THAT was making the sound. So nothing major even though I do have to pay BMW for a Diag fee

Problem Solved!
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My issue was thrust arm bushings.
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