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Re: front end knock when applying brakes (archive)

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Posted by kbia on August 29, 2001 at 00:44:53:

In Reply to: Re: front end knock when applying brakes posted by YG on August 28, 2001 at 23:08:05:

Could be car has 143k on it. Any other way to check to see if its the struts. Did you replace just the fronts?



Had the same problem. My front struts were "wearing out".

I tried the E32 board but no answers. since the cars are very similar, I figured I'd give you guys a try.


Does not happen all the time. When coming to a stop will hear a clunk/knock from the front end. Jacked the car up today and checked upper/lower arms and the tie rods. They all seemed fine. They where all replaced about 1 year ago. Also had the 750 bushings installed. I checked them by using channel locks to move them and didn't notice anything excessive.
I then took the car for a ride around the block and didn't notice any noise. Wife takes car to work and a few miles down the road she stops at lite and same noise again.

As soon as the brakes are applied and the weight is shifted to the front of the car is when the noise appears.

Kbia
94 540ia
93 740il






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