4085Re: Clunky strut.
- Dec 28, 2005I would almost bet it is the upper strut bearing. I had a clunking in
my front-end for sometime and thought it was my wheel bearing because
my tierods, thrust arms etc. were in good shape too. Then I upgraded
my shocks and springs. When I pulled the strut assembly apart, the
bearings were very obviously worn and had lots of play in them. I
replaced them and the sound went away. Hope that helps.
--- In bmwe28@..., "atmimp" <atmimp@y...> wrote:
> Hi all, hope you're having a good holiday.
> Im hopeing someone might be abull to tell me why my '86 520i auto is
> clunking from the front end.
> My first thoght ws the rollbar drop links, so changed them this
> morning. Its still the same! I know it's not a balljoint or thrust arm
> bush, as ALL the arms, bushies, tirods,etc have been changed and are
> all in good order.(only 2 mounths old)
> Could i be right in thinking that there is a 'strut top bearing'
> of some kind on these cars, as it would seem like the hole strut is
> moving around. The problem is that the suspention 'tightens' up when
> you jack it up, so its hard to tell without a stripdown.
> Any advice would be great,
> regards, Tony
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