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Old 04-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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control arms knocking

i hear a serious knocking in my left front quadrant on small bumps and when i take corners above 30-35km/h left or right (on/off ramp), the turning noise may be because of the wheel well cover (i only have one for the left side)..


WHERE CAN I FIND CONTROL ARMS BUSHING AND TIE RODS?

my car is gonna fall apart!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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Yup.

Or call Mike at Maranello BMW and he would have them in stock. OEM.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:34 AM   #4
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do you guys think the control arms are the cause of this knocking?
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Ive got the same problem going on but now when im going past 100 and accelerating I get a serious vibration like the wheel is going to fall off lol Im assuming lower control arm
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Ive got the same problem going on but now when im going past 100 and accelerating I get a serious vibration like the wheel is going to fall off lol Im assuming lower control arm
i hate driving in these conditions, maybe an alignment and tire balancing is needed.. i need that aswell as the control arms and tie rods..



will a strut brace improve my handling and help reduce noise when i corner or hit small bumps?
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i hate driving in these conditions, maybe an alignment and tire balancing is needed.. i need that aswell as the control arms and tie rods..



will a strut brace improve my handling and help reduce noise when i corner or hit small bumps?
alignment and tire balancing after you install the control arms couldnt hurt, a strut brace is designed to reduce the flex exerted on your chassis during cornering and give your steering a more stable feel so it'll improve handling a bit but as far as reducing road noise I wouldnt think so
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alignment and tire balancing after you install the control arms couldnt hurt, a strut brace is designed to reduce the flex exerted on your chassis during cornering and give your steering a more stable feel so it'll improve handling a bit but as far as reducing road noise I wouldnt think so
makes sense..i was thinking maybe some of the flex/body roll is causing over exertion in the "steering" components which may be making the noise.. i'm having it looked at thursday so regardless i need the knocking to cease
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:39 PM   #9
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An alignment after a tie rod change is a good idea lol, for some reason I feel compelled to tell you to do it after the rod swap just so you know.

The clunking could very well be a tie rod, bushings etc, the best idea was getting it in the air and going over each link and bushing on each side. Heck a worn front sway bar bushing is enough to cause a noise.

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An alignment after a tie rod change is a good idea lol, for some reason I feel compelled to tell you to do it after the rod swap just so you know.

The clunking could very well be a tie rod, bushings etc, the best idea was getting it in the air and going over each link and bushing on each side. Heck a worn front sway bar bushing is enough to cause a noise.

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im replacing the tie rods aswell.. also my cv boot is ripped open so i gotta replace the rubber boot re grease and re seal.. whats the part called that it covers? i hear squeak scrunching too which means a bushing somewhere down there is faulty...aw jeez cant wait til this nighmare is over
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That would your axles

Yes, rebooted myself on my XI. Did an oil change a month ago and the grease was everywhere, inside my rim even. It happens
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