2004 BMW 330Ci Q&A

2004 BMW 330Ci Question: rattling sound from rear

how do i know if a shock is bad -
Answer 1
rack up the car or jack it up and look at shock bushings and grab shock and wiggle to see if its loose -
Answer 2
possible that other item(s) is rattling...shocks rarely rattle. -
Answer 3
Under what conditions does the rattle occur? Going over bumps? On turns? What speed(s) is it most likely?Will it rattle when sitting still , with someone pushing up&down on any particular corner? Is Cap'n Crunch really better than King Vitamin? -