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  1. Dual Mass Fly Wheel Issue?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I'm having driveline issues with e46 320i that I think might be my DMF on its way out but after looking at symptoms online that other people have had, I'm not completely sure. The most noticeable issue I'm having is my car gets very lurchy in first and second gear if I'm not really...
  2. 320D diff clunk after mayor repair

    General E46 Forum
    Hello! I recently did a big repair on my 2003 320D e46, changing all rear bushings, wheel bearings, handbrake repair, and got it aligned. However, now there is a cluck every time I change gear, specifically when I release the clutch pedal. I have done nothing to the diff other than removing...
  3. AWD Clunk Going Into Drive/Reverse?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all! New to the forums. Never thought I'd be making one of these posts after all these years reading various FAQs but here I am with an issue that I can't really seem to find any info on. I just bought a 2002 325xi Wagon w/ Automatic transmission with a clunk when I put the car into drive...
  4. Clunk coming from rear only when shifting into gear

    General E46 Forum
    First post on this site, and I'm sure 100 people have posted this exact same thing (so my apologies in advance), but i find the search function in all forums frustrating. Even if someone can link me to good threads i'll be happy :) Brought my 2000 323i (175k km)(manual tranny) to about 3...
  5. Driver's Rear Clunk - Please Advise

    ///M3 Forum
    Just tonight I noticed a small clunking noise appearing to come from the rear driver's side. It's not very loud. I can't hear it when driving around town. I only noticed because I was driving through a drive-through restaurant and the sound reflected off the wall well enough for me to hear it...
  6. Clunk when pressing in clutch suddenly or at high rpms

    General E46 Forum
    My e46 325i manual has this distinct problem where if the rpms are really high and i push in the clutch really quickly itll clunk. This doesnt even involve me throwing it into a seperate gear or anything, only a quick engagement of the clutch facilitates this problem. It happens at parking lot...
  7. Lots of strange noises from the front end

    Suspension & Braking
    Hi, sorry if this is a repost but it seems like all the rattling threads have different root causes and I wasn't sure which one to pursue. My 99 328i w/ 131k miles has started making some weird noises and doing some weird things in the past week or two. This started with a bit of a shake back...
  8. More clunks: wheelbase length changes, hard shifts

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I'm back with another thread. I thought I could figure out my issue without the threads, but my suspect failed part (CSB) doesn’t match others symptoms. I can’t find any threads that describe some of the symptoms I have. I’m sure if I knew the failing part I could find answers easier...
  9. 2005 325xi metallic rubbing then rotary rattle

    E46 Xi Forum
    Good morning all, I much appreciate in advance the help you might be able to give me. I have been searching for hours now and could not find anybody reporting the same issue as myself so here it goes. When driving, particularly on highway, a metallic rubbing noise will occur at random and...
  10. Ditching the clunk, replacing CSB+more. Bushings?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys! This is probably my happiest post on here since this will be my final repair to a completely sound car (shhh, don't mention VANOS seals. That's my summer project)! I have a fear of being under my car...with my current tools, so to avoid the fear and any snags I'd reach along the way...
  11. Control Arms, LCAB, or. Steering Coupler

    General E46 Forum
    So I have replaced my control arm bushings to stop the tramlining issues. However it still is all over the place. And makes a loud clunk/thud when spiking the brakes and messes with steering input or when hitting bumps. Is there a easy way to check the other small bushings on the control arms...
  12. Transmission gurus, help me make sense of this...?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey gang! I have a 2002 coupe with auto transmission, 69.5k mostly babied miles (except the joy I get from putting the pedal to the floor when merging on the highway :excited:) When accelerating, all gears shift smooth as silk. City & highway downshifts are flawless. However, I've noticed in...
  13. Clunk In Steering after adjusting wheel position?

    General E46 Forum
    Man where do I begin? About a week ago I fixed a clunk I had in my steering... or so I had thought? One of my lower strut bolts had came loose... after tightening everything back up to spec, all seemed well. The next day I replaced the universal steering coupler to tighten up the steering...
  14. clunking noise when DSC activates

    General E46 Forum
    So my driveway was covered in ice last night and when I was trying to drive on to it the DSC light was flashing as expected. There is some loud clunking noise coming from the rear of the car and the noise seems to be in sync to how the DSC light flashed. No noise what so ever if I turn DSC off...
  15. Time for new control arms?

    Suspension & Braking
    Car is 2001 325i. 2-3 months ago there was a creaking sound when you turned the steering wheel while traveling at a slow speed. there was also a clunking feeling when you hit a bump, also going slowly. i replaced the strut bearings, the sway bar links and sway bar bushings. The creaking went...
  16. 2001 330xi 5 speed: rear end clunk

    General E46 Forum
    I know some of you out there have the rear end clunk noise and I want to share my experience. I have not fixed the clunking noise yet but I hope to keep sort of a journal on my progress as I try different things and keep the community informed. First off my bimmer is a 2001 330xi 5 speed manual...
  17. Strange Knocking under Acceleration

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Now my problem is this. When I accelerate the car there is a knocking sound that appears to be occurring somewhere around the rear left of the car. The knocking gets faster as the wheels picks up speed and seems to be cyclic in nature. I thought this might be a RTAB, so whipped of the wheel and...
  18. Strut Mounts or End Links?

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    So I spent this weekend installing new struts (Koni STR.T) and swaybar end links. After dealing with all the hassles of spring compression and torquing the stupid nut down on the top of the strut mount, I put the whole thing back together and then realized I forgot to replace the old strut...
  19. Ok, which clunk is this?

    General E46 Forum
    330i ZHP 142xxx miles.. Ok, i had been hearing a loud clunk while shifting, mainly from 1st to 2nd, and from reading on this forum i discovered i needed to replaced the rear differential bushing. i just got the rear diff bushing replaced a couple hours ago. he only replaced the rubber mounting...
  20. Clunk when letting off the throttle

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Guys, I have a 2001 330i sport with a 5 speed. It has 99K miles. recenlty I have noticed a slight to moderate "clunk" when I lift off the throttle. The sound appears to come from the rear of the car, and there is no vibraion in the shifter when this occurs. Sometimes it is very slight, and...
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