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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Nov-14-2018, 04:41:56 PM   #1
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Default Clunk / Popping noise when turning wheel fast

When I'm driving in a straight line around 25mph, and turn the wheel from left to right and right to left very quickly, I hear a very loud dull metallic popping/clunking noise from the driver front wheel area. It seems to have been getting progressively worse.

I just replaced the sway bar end links with Ground Control adjustable end links, and made sure that the bolts are torqued to spec in all 4 places, and that they are adjusted properly. The noise still happens

Car only has 38,000 miles - seen some track time, driven pretty aggressively in general I'd say. On Ground Control coilovers.

I'll also add that the car seems to want to go in its own direction, especially at highway speeds under acceleration.. not sure if this narrows down the possibilities.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Default Re: Clunk / Popping noise when turning wheel fast

Any ideas? Really want to start troubleshooting in the right direction.

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Default Re: Clunk / Popping noise when turning wheel fast

For suspension stuff, I always just start by getting the car in the air and pulling on the wheel/ tire in every direction, as well as pushing up and down on the chassis while it's on the ground.
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