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October 31, 2017, 09:00:26 AM

MiketheMo

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What are the symtoms of worn rear subframe bushes?
« on: October 31, 2017, 09:00:26 AM »
Hi folks, moving onto my next problem. I was searching rear sub-frame bushes on the forum, plenty of references. But what are the symptoms?

When I pull away from low speed there is a squeaking/creaking sound from the back end. There is also a dull thud with lateral movement under gentle acceleration/braking. Sounds/feels like something is moving in the rear trunk. Is this the bushes or is it the rear control arms that also seems to be a perennial offender?
2001 X5 E53 4.4i, Oxford green, pastel green two-tone leather. Owned 2017.
1999 E46 323i SE saloon, Fern Green, grey leather. Owned fm 2006
2003 E46 330ci vert, Orient Blue, cream leather, Dynavin N6. Owned fm 2010.