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Old 02-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Can't figure out where this noise is coming from. I am going to sell this car and I think it would scare potential buyers when they hear this...
Anyone figure out what this noise might be? I posted a video, it sounds like a grinding noise coming from under the shifter area. (I'm thinking transmission)

Any DIY or identification of the problem would be appreciated.
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FYI noise strats in the video around 0:06 - 0:10 also at 0:26 - end of the video. Only when the car is moving.

Edit: It is a 2001 E46 325i with 164,000 miles Auto transmission

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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sounds like torque converter.

just say your car is a dolphin (or sell it to Delmarco https://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=905269).
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Delmarco would hate this junk lol. Is there any way to check the tranny fluid level? I dont think there is a dipstick but im not sure
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Delmarco would hate this junk lol. Is there any way to check the tranny fluid level? I dont think there is a dipstick but im not sure
need to put the car on a lift of jack stands.
have the engine running and transmission pan warm to touch. open the fill plug see if fluid is coming out or not.
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