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2003 BMW Z4 Question: A slight "thumping" on the left side of my Z4



wallysbud, Waukegan, IL, August 24, 2010, 22:53

At low speeds I experience a slight/soft thump coming from either the front left or rear left tire. At high speeds all indication of this "thump" is gone. Should I have the tire's balance checked? Does this seem normal or a serious problem? In all other respects I do not experience any steering or control problems. Also, some times the steering seems to be stiff.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 25, 2010, 01:12

    It does sound like a tire issue. Jack up the tires on that side and rotate the tire to inspect the tire yourself. Check the tire rotates true (no wobble).

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    Visitor, August 28, 2010, 00:43

    Thanks for, what I suspected about the tires, I will have the tires on the left side checked out for balance etc.

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    Visitor, October 21, 2010, 23:58

    I too have a z4 2003 only have 12,000 miles not sure what is going on! Did you get to problem solved?

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    Visitor, January 12, 2011, 21:40

    What did you find out about this noise. I have a Z4 2003, with 35,000. The same exact noise has started. I would appreciate your help. Thanks

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