» » »

BMW Q&A

Ask Your Question

2004 BMW 330Ci Question: rattling sound from rear

 

Question

04bmw, Jacksonville, FL, October 31, 2012, 15:13
 Rookie

how do i know if a shock is bad

3 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    Greg's Orange Auto (13616 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 31, 2012, 18:10
     Master

    rack up the car or jack it up and look at shock bushings and grab shock and wiggle to see if its loose

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    your.mechanic October 31, 2012, 20:13
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    possible that other item(s) is rattling...shocks rarely rattle.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #3

    ziptie12 November 01, 2012, 09:48
     Master

    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?

    Reply
    Flag This