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clunking rear end

Discussion in 'E34 (1989-1995)' started by fast540, Jul 16, 2010.

    fast540 guest

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    My e34 504i6 has a clunk in the rear end over small bumps at low speed,it sounds hollow.Ive replaced the exhaust and wiggle checked everything i could think of under the car,ive checked everything i coluld think of in the trunk under the rear seat ect.I'm really at wits end with this one.any suggestions?

    Johan guest

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    I'd check the rear strut top mounts. Sounds like you may have one that is broken. Have you checked your diff. mounts?
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    Greg E34

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    I agree. I've had to replace mine twice in my E34 Touring.
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    mooseheadm5

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    You should also check the rear subframe mounts. Many of them are toast by now.

    Wagon Boy guest

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    My rear Dog Bones (Pitman Arms) were bad and it was almost exactly as you describe. They were only about a year old. Maybe they were damaged by something but they creaked and groaned over small bumps. I was ready to change the A-Arm bushings but put my hand on them while jacking the wheel with the car on jack stands and felt the vibrations. Good luck!
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    mooseheadm5

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    Did you use aftermarket dogbones? Those are junk.

    Wagon Boy guest

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    Bad dog bones:

    I can't remember where I got the first replacements. I got the second replacements from North Side Imports, the parts place in Lincolnwood.

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