Hello there and welcome to the BMW Car Club of America.

If you are a BMW CCA member, please log in and introduce yourself in our Member Introductions section.

Front suspension chirp

Discussion in 'E46 (1999-2006)' started by alvocado, Aug 20, 2009.

    • Member


    Post Count: 26
    Likes Received:1
    I've been trying to track down a front suspension chirp for almost 12 mos. with no luck. I have a 2002 330cic with 70k miles. I changed the LCAs and bushings with Meyle HD about 10k miles ago and installed new sway bar end links about 5k miles ago. When going over sharp bumps (road cracks, etc.), I hear a fast chrip sound. It happens when the suspension is quickly activated and does not occur over gradual bumps. The chirp noise will come from either side. Could this be pad movement in the brakes, sway bar bushings, faulty end links? Ride and handling has not been affected but the noise is really annoying, especially during summer with the top down.

Share This Page