Upper strut mount noise

Tiny
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  • 2007 BMW X5
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 169,000 MILES
Clunks on bumps and makes a lot of squeaking noise just by pushing down on the bumper. Let me know what you think.
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Monday, February 1st, 2021 AT 9:43 AM

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Tiny
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Check sway bar and control arm bushings. As far as the clunk on bumps, that should like a strut plate at the top of the strut.

I attached a pic below and highlighted things to check. At the top of the strut is the strut plate. Chances are that is where the noise comes from over bumps.

Here is what I can tell you about a BMW. I have fixed squeaks by replacing bushings, stabilizer links, and I even had a ball joint making a squeak. Using a needle on a grease tool, I pumped grease into it and the noise stopped.

Let me know if this helps.

Take care and God bless,
Joe
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Monday, February 1st, 2021 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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Yes, those strut mounts are pretty much not there, gone.
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Monday, February 1st, 2021 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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That is likely the noise you hear when going over bumps. As far as the squeaking, have someone bounce the vehicle while you place your hands on the bushings I mentioned You should feel a vibration from it.

Let me know what you find.

Take care and God bless,
Joe
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Monday, February 1st, 2021 AT 6:26 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the squeaking was coming from it, at least for the most part. Going to replace them and see. Thank you
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Monday, February 1st, 2021 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Happy to help and you are very welcome. Let me know if you need anything.

Take care and God bless,
Joe
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 AT 2:10 PM

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