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      08-19-2019, 06:54 PM   #1
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Clunk/Rattle when coasting low speeds

Coasting like coming up to a stoplight or stop sign I hear/feel like a slight dull clunking or thud coming from the front. I don't hear it under acceleration or braking only when coasting. Do my lower control arms look bad? Im able to move them pretty freely by hand and when I do they are definitely hitting something which Im thinking might be the source.

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Coasting like coming up to a stoplight or stop sign I hear/feel like a slight dull clunking or thud coming from the front. I don't hear it under acceleration or braking only when coasting. Do my lower control arms look bad? Im able to move them pretty freely by hand and when I do they are definitely hitting something which Im thinking might be the source.

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I get some banging sounds over bumps in the road also. Between 15-20 mph it is very noticeable. Strangely, I've heard a new sound that I recorded the other day that I'll share here maybe you've heard the same. You can hear the tapping around 7 sec. I'm going under the car tomorrow and I'll also see if I get the same play in the suspension components you show.

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      10-05-2019, 01:07 PM   #3
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That appears to be more play than what is normal. I'd replace those
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That front lower control arm is SHOT!

I recommend getting a TRW kit of M3 front control arms (upper & lower). It will be a total of 4 control arms. 2 per side.

Then NO more clunk and MUCH better handling/steering.

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In the first part of the video. The lower control arm you're twisting should move 1/2" each way. Deff not enough to actually hit the subframe. The rubber bushing or the ball joint is bad inside.
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Yeah those control arms are done bro. FCP euro has a kit

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...e9xm34piecekit
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