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BMW E90 Rear Sway Bar Bushing

Discussion in 'E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006-2011)' started by Yangorang, Nov 5, 2015.

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    Yangorang

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    When driving over a curb/bump with the right side of vehicle I'll hear a creak from passenger side rear. Interestingly this does not happen if I go over the bump with both wheels so I'm wondering if it has something to do with the rear sway bar bushings or end links. Also I cannot seem to replicate the creak by pushing down on the vehicle - I can only hear it during driving.

    I jacked up the car to take a look at the suspension components. Do these sway bar bushings look a bit degraded?
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    charlson89

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    You should be able to feel some play in the sway bar end links if they are making noise. One thing to do to eliminate the sway bar entirely is to remove the sway bar end links then test drive and see if the noise is still there. There are a lot things that could cause the creak noise in the back there. If you hit the bump on the left side do you still hear the noise?
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    Yangorang

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    Yes I'll hear it if I run over with just the left side as well, but not if I run over it with both wheels at the exact same time. Had it checked out by a shop yesterday but they were hesitant to make any recommendations even though they stated they could replicate the sound.

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