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Posted by Brett on February 02, 2001 at 12:01:14:

In Reply to: R the rear shock mounts bad? How to tell... posted by CaptainPlanet on February 02, 2001 at 11:37:02:

pull off the rubber cap on the top of the rear shock mounts from the trunk (you'll have to pull back the carpet).. if bits and pieces of rubber come out, they're bad..


Considering purchasing a 99 M3 with 40K miles. Fairly clean, has been tracked a few times.

If I repeatedly press down on the right rear side of the car, a soft clunk is heard. If I do the same thing on the left rear, I don't hear anything. Could this be a rear shock tower/mount gone bad? I did take it for a test drive and drove over a speed bump not too slowly, but didn't hear any clunking. Though, there were no people in the back seat at the time.

Is there a way for me to check if the shock mount is bad? My other alternative is to take it to a BMW dealership and have them take a look at it.

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