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Old 06-09-2021, 09:15 PM
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2006 X5 3.0i MT "Stop Buffer" PN 22-31-1-096-727

Hi,

This part "Stop Buffer" PN 22-31-1-096-727 fell off my car and landed on the driveway.

Car still runs fine and I plan to replace it ($26) anyway...

Does anyone know exactly what its function is?

Thanks!

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Old 06-09-2021, 11:11 PM
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It looks to be what the rear transmission mount actually sits on. I can't see how it could fall off since it seems to support the transmission mount and should be under load.

You can see the stop buffer in place in the support frame here...



Perhaps it is only under load in certain conditions, i.e. when in reverse.

*edit* Thought about this some more and I reckon it is only under load when removing or installing the main mount bolt, #4 - it likely supports the end of the mount and stops it from sitting too low, making inserting/removing the bolt difficult.
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