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Awful scraping noise on 520d

Old 04-12-2017, 11:32 AM
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Default Awful scraping noise on 520d

Good evening BMW people,

I have a nice 520d automatic from 2012, app. 90,000 miles on it. FSH from BMW and never missed a beat.

However, today when driving home from work, there was a very loud clonking noise from somewhere behind. It actually sounded like somebody was hammering on the floorpan from underneath the car, full power, just once. *boinngggg*

And then afterwards, each time I turned around a corner, there was a scraping noise from the rear left wheel (at least, I think). Sounded very unhealthy.

What on earth could this be? A broken spring?

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Old 04-13-2017, 05:33 AM
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Sounds like a stone or twig caught between disc and disc shield on the wheel; very noisy...
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