Toalmar
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Re: Clunking noise when going over bumps

Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:23 pm

I haven't checked my bolts since my car is under warranty it's a job for the workshop also.
I've did a shake with my hands at the right front wheel and I get some strange sound from it

What do you think about this sound?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/143254602 ... ed-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/143254602 ... ed-public/

Toalmar
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Re: Clunking noise when going over bumps

Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:07 am

Toalmar wrote:I haven't checked my bolts since my car is under warranty it's a job for the workshop also.
I've did a shake with my hands at the right front wheel and I get some strange sound from it

What do you think about this sound?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/143254602 ... ed-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/143254602 ... ed-public/
Nobody with an comment here?
Do anybody else have same sound?

MikeS
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Re: Clunking noise when going over bumps

Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:52 am

If its under warranty take it back to the dealer. Not noticed this on my i3.
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Toalmar
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Re: Clunking noise when going over bumps

Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:45 pm

MikeS wrote:If its under warranty take it back to the dealer. Not noticed this on my i3.
have been there but they do not seem to want to do anything

ChristopherEmmanuel
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Re: Clunking noise when going over bumps

Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:12 pm

Sounds like maybe wheel bearing or lower ball joint . best to get it off the ground and check properly or as someone said earlier get dealer to look at it.
My i3 was in dealer for three and a half weeks in just before Christmas for generator replacement cost £3.500 plus 54 hours labor. must have come to £12,000 repair bill. I am awaiting BMW's response to either exchange the car or extend warranty for two years more.
Mmmm I'm hoping LOL.

It's been in for repairs at four different dealers 18 times so far, The dealer I purchased it from were sacked by me as the last straw was when they damaged my alloy and rear bumper, I complained to them several times to put two screws into the rear bumper I found missing after purchasing it, in the end I had to purchase them myself and replaced them. SHOCKING service!

Toalmar
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Re: Clunking noise when going over bumps

Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:52 am

It looks like my dealer and also the importer BMW Norge both say it's nothing wrong. This is the standard of this car is the answer I get.
For me it's strange that after change of shock absorber and the guide support the sound was away for about 1500 kilometers.
The Sound in my video I linked to in an earlier post I only get when I shack the right front wheel. There is no sound for left front wheel.
(link to video is also under here)
When driving in low speed over speed jump or other dumps I hear the clunking noise comes from the right front wheel.
To be honest, I'm stuck and can't get it repaired. I thinking hard to sell it and buy another type of Electric car.

https://vimeo.com/253073659

https://vimeo.com/253073679

ecoangel
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Re: Clunking noise when going over bumps

Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:19 am

Check the top strut mounts and get an alignment check. Also anti roll bar bushes where mounted to front of the car not just the drop links.
http://www.fuelly.com/driver/ecoangel/a2
http://www.fuelly.com/driver/ecoangel/a3

jpross
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Re: Clunking noise when going over bumps

Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:46 am

@Toalmar
Thank you for sharing.
I have seen your videos and I have the EXACT same situation. Front right wheel. I changed bearing, strut mount, shock absorber. All for nothing. Now I am waiting for them to change the wishbone. I am assuming that the noise I hear when driving over rough roads is related to this movement on the front wheel when shaking by hand. I hope! Did you ever manage to fix your problem?

frictioncircle
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Re: Clunking noise when going over bumps

Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:53 pm

If you do this motion slowly, can you feel a disturbance?

Placing hands at nine and three (or twelve and six when on a lift) and trying to shear the wheel back and forth is how to determine that the hub has a failed bearing.

frictioncircle
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Re: Clunking noise when going over bumps

Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:03 am

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Placing hands at nine and three (or twelve and six when on a lift) and trying to shear the wheel back and forth
To be clear, I'm referring to getting your hands on the wheel & tire combo, not the steering wheel.

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