2005 BMW 325i Base 6 Cyl 2.5L - Steering & Suspension
What is makeing the "clunk" noise from the front right under the car?
I have been a mechanic for only about 2 years and have been putting off fixing my own car. This is just one of a few things that need fixing. But first I have to figure out what is making the noise. It started about 5000 miles ago, maybe 4 or 5 months. When it started it wasn't as loud, could hear from the front but could not tell if left or right, was more of a "pop", and only happened when entering or exiting a driveway at just the right angle. As it got worse, sometimes it would make the noise when braking hard, or taking a turn a little faster than normal. Now, it is a much louder "clunk" type noise and happens almost everytime I make a left hand turn, especially if I accelerate through the turn. It may be important to know that September of 2009 the front right was damaged in an accident and the tie-rod was replaced. The bushing on the rear of the lower control arm has signs of leaking. The ball joint boot is NOT torn.