Re: [bmw e28] Clunky strut (?)
Also check the bolts on the steering box. Mine were
loose and the car clunked when reversing.
The strut top bearings do go bad and the ball bearing
in there isn't standard so the whole unit needs to be
swapped out. Also check the steering linkage,
including the "idler" or "pittman arm" and the center
link. All the ball joints get sloppy eventually.
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 21:42:58 -0000
From: "atmimp" <atmimp@...>
Subject: Clunky strut.
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
Any advice would be great,