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      01-12-2019, 06:56 PM   #23
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I had Bilstein B12, new front and rear top mounts, and M3 upper and lower front control arms installed about 200 miles ago, followed by an alignment. All seemed well.

About 100 miles ago I had a new water pump and thermostat fitted. Now, with lots of steering input at parking speeds, you can hear a creak/crack/pop sort of noise from the front.
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      01-16-2019, 09:05 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by kevinlevrone View Post
Hello everybody,

Here is a solution (and not a question) for a clunking noise that developed on my car's front end: it was the swaybar endlinks.

It turns out that the swaybar links are rapidly destroyed by this setup. I have replaced them with the same brand (Lemforder) as they are quite cheap, but if they break again shortly I will try some TRWs or other, reinforced alternatives. The Lemforder ones are really very flimsy.

Hope this helps someone.
Sorry to revive an old thread but did you find out a solution to this kevinlevrone? I've gone through a set of lemfroeder end links in 30k kms and would like something more permanent.

Thanks
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The clunking you hear is most likely your steering rack not being secured. It is loose and every time you turn left or right, it will shift and make that noise. There are two bolts you need to fasten down to 41ft-lbs near the center of where it attaches to the subframe.

BMW recommends to replace the nut and bolts, but you might be able to get away without replacing it.

Hope this helps.
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      01-21-2019, 03:45 PM   #26
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I have search the forums and haven't found anything similar or a solution.

I have an issue in the front suspension, car makes a sound like a tin can rattling when going over small bumps at lower speeds.

2012 335i w /M Sport Package, 52,XXX the car rides smooth and over 40mph the sound is gone.
Ive taken the wheel off and nothing seems to be loose, didn't have much time today though, will dig deeper tomorrow afternoon.


Any help would be appreciated.

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