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  1. LOUD clicking/ticking sound coming from lower area in engine bay?

    General E46 Forum
    So just yesterday, i was letting the car idle, when all of a sudden there’s this clanking clattering noise. I go over, try to see what’s up, turn off the car, etc. When i started the car next, the noise was gone. Since then, it’s become a nonstop noise that goes away depending on how high the...
  2. Ticking Noise

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, I've got a ticking noise coming from somewhere in the car. The ticking noise is very faint and starts around highway speeds - 55 to 80 mph. Now as I start to slow down (no brakes) the ticking sound gets louder and the frequency decreases. The sound is very audible when the car reaches...
  3. Need help with some weird clicking on startup

    General E46 Forum
    Hi fanatics, Since a long time I have a really weird clicking noise on start-up that disappears after a few seconds. I think it only happens on cold starts. Can anybody identify the loud clicking at the beginning? I am worried it's something that could turn out serious at some point. Here are...
  4. Rattle under acceleration load metallic

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all Iv always had a slight rattle when accelerating not very loud. The weather has got warmer and the rattle has got worse. You CAN only hear it underload when accelerating. You CAN NOT hear it when stood still and revving the car or holding at various rpm's. Its very random through...
  5. Cleared fault codes, car wont start

    General E46 Forum
    Hei guys! My car broke down on my way from work, it did run but if i just touched the gas pedal it died on me. So i scanned it with my pa soft cable and got lots of codes, got the advise to clear the so i did. No it wont start, all i hear is a loud clicking noise ?? I did charge my battery...
  6. Clicking Noise

    General E46 Forum
    My 2002 330ci with 206,000 miles on it is now making a clicking sound. It goes away at times, but now its pretty much always there. Start up, driving, when its in park, all of the above, it pretty much makes the noise. I noticed it about a month ago it started doing it. I do have to admit I was...
  7. Knocking/clicking sound coming from right wheel

    General E46 Forum
    I recently put some brake pad grease on my pads to prevent some squeaking. The pads and rotors are both relatively new, and don't need replacing. Now I am noticing a knocking/clicking sound coming from my front right wheel. At first it sounded like a rock stuck in my tire, then almost like a...
  8. Clicking noise in my 330ci's clutch. Any ideas on the cause?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey I've been noticing a clicking noise in the clutch on my 2001 5-speed 330ci when I go to depress the clutch. I've been doing some searching around the forum to try to figure the problem out but to no avail. Whenever I push the pedal towards the floor it makes a ticking noise and I can kind...
  9. Please help: Annoying clicking noise from rear of my e46 [video included]

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hi guys, My 04 318ci makes clicking noise (only) when stepped on the gas paddle. The noise comes from the rear end of the car and its getting louder everyday. Could it be diff?? Please have a look at the video below - Many thanks in advance
  10. M54 Engine Clicking Noise - Normal or Not?

    General E46 Forum
    I have a '06 330ci ZHP convertible with an M54 engine. I've noticed that when I start the vehicle and listen to the engine (with the hood open) I can hear a clicking noise coming from the rear-center of the top of the engine. It sounds like it is coming from the manifold. Is this normal? If...
  11. Convertible problem, vert makes clicking noise

    General E46 Forum
    Yo guys I'm having some problems with my friends convertible. We opened the top as usual, and it seemed like it was fully closed, but it started making some unusual clicking noise. I traced the clicking noise to the middle of the back seats right in between the entrance to the trunk. Any idea...