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  1. 2004 330ci/cd 'deep' clunking and all speeds

    General E46 Forum
    Told you I'd be back with another problem! Already done so much to this car to get it in good condition so the list is definitely becoming rather short now however. I have a kind of knocking/grinding noise (more similar to knocking than grinding) that seems to be occurring at the rear right...
  2. Cautionary tale of a stuck driveshaft

    General E46 Forum
    So two or three weeks ago I started feeling a "rubber band feeling" when acclerating in high gears (4,5,6) at lower rpms and this was quickly followed by a violent shaking under acceleration in first and second gear. After a little bit of research I narrowed it down to the center support bearing...
  3. 75MPH Low Frequency Vibration - is it Driveline, or something else?

    General E46 Forum
    Have started to notice a low frequency vibration that I can hear more so than feel, MOST prevalent at 75mph to about 80mph. It's extremely noticeable on smooth road, but pretty noticeable as long as it's not an awfully paved road. I've replaced the entire driveshaft, flex disc, CSB a little...
  4. Driveshaft Center Mount/ support

    Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts
    brand new never used Driveshaft Center support genuine from BMW part #26127501257 it was meant for my e46 330ci but also work for the 325i. $50 plus shipping
  5. Driveshaft u-joint phasing off by 3.3 degrees with factory markings; problematic?

    General E46 Forum
    Last August I replaced the driveshaft guibo & csb, but still had nagging indeterminate driveline vibration issues (even after fixing sticking calipers and replacing a bent rim). Now, I removed the driveshaft again and it looks like I was off about 1 spline when I reassembled the 2 halves: the...
  6. Driveshaft u-joint phasing off by 3.3 degrees with factory markings; problematic?

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Last August I replaced the driveshaft guibo & csb, but still had nagging indeterminate driveline vibration issues (even after fixing sticking calipers and replacing a bent rim). Now, I removed the driveshaft again and it looks like I was off about 1 spline when I reassembled the 2 halves: the...
  7. Driveshaft HELP

    General E46 Forum
    So about two day ago i started to feel and hear a loud vibration when i would let off the gas and start to slow down with out using my brakes, then today i was driving and heard a loud clunking noise, i slowed down and then it started vibrating really bad and clunking , so i had it towed. I took...
  8. Carrier Bearing Issues

    General E46 Forum
    So I've had my 330i since the beginning of june. Since then I've done the cv joint, center bearing, driveshaft coupler/flex disc. In the 5 months, almost six that I've had it, ive replaced the carrier bearing 3 times. Going on 4. And I've replaced the flex disc 2 times. Is their a recommended...
  9. Driveshaft Alignment FIX for 325xi Vibration after Clutch Replacement

    E46 Xi Forum
    I replaced my clutch about 2 weeks ago. I detailed tips I thought worth sharing in a post to the thread Phildo's Clutch/Flywheel Tracker on this forum. I'm posting now because after the job I had added noise and vibration. My tires were pretty worn before the job, so although I had extra...
  10. What are symptoms of a bad driveshaft support bearing?

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2001 330ci manual 5 speed transmission with 105,000 miles. I notice when i am slowing down while in gear i feel a little shutter that will go away always if i go into neutral. If I downshift I don't think I notice it like i do if say in 3rd and i am slowing down to let the engine wind...
  11. WTB: e46 manual driveshaft.

    Parting Out
    Recently started collecting parts to swap to manual, in search of a driveshaft only. Would like to spend as little as possible. Located in Western North Carolina. 323it, getrag 5spd. Thanks!
  12. BMW e46 330i Driveshaft question

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I recently bought my first BMW and got very low knowledge about BMWs in general hence why I am here :) I just bought a differential from an automatic with the ratio 3,73 and mounted it onto my BMW. Now i need to make my driveshaft just a tiny bit longer and im quite confused. From what i...
  13. Driveshaft stuck 04 330xi CSB replacement

    E46 Xi Forum
    Bought an 04 330xi without really looking at it, drove it home and thought the reverberation was just the guibo as i had to replace that in my 325i before. Come to find out its the center support bearing. So had to cut the exhaust off after the manifold, someone else had previously done this...
  14. U-joint replacement

    E46 Xi Forum
    I have replaced several BMW "non serviceable u-joints. First get Moog 413 u-joints. Drop exhaust or lower enough to remove shaft. To seperate shaft halfs (in or out of car) use 15" crescent. (notice paint marks for alignment) To remove the joints it is easier to cut the cross with a torch and...
  15. Help with driveshaft!

    E46 Xi Forum
    I have an 02 325xi with 160,000 miles. I have knocking/thumping coming from the rear while accelerating, always occurring at 2500RPM. Took it into the shop, was told it is the rear U-joint failing. They quoted me ~1100$ out the door to replace the entire driveshaft. I haven't been able to find...
  16. 330 xd hum/ vibration

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hello, problem with 330 xd e46 2003, 5 speed manual Car is humming/ slightly vibrating from rear of car, sounds like under the rear seat, it also does thump sound when changing any gear( that seems to come from trasfer case or around it). Humming is the worst with 4 th gear , accelerating 40-...
  17. WTB: manual sedan driveshaft

    NY / NJ / CT
    Doing a manual swap in my 330i, I have a zf trans from a 330ci already installed I just need to find the correct driveshaft for a sedan with a manual 5 speed. Anyone have one?
  18. Driveshaft vibration wont give up

    General E46 Forum
    Hey fellow Bavarians, I am having this problem with my 2001 BMW 325i. Shes old but I plan to drive her until the wheels fall off. I'm pushing 230k and about four weeks ago my driveshaft began to stutter during accelerating. This began to get much worse vibrating throughout and after research, I...
  19. Manual conversion e46 330ci Drive shaft to diff problem

    General E46 Forum
    So im doing a manual conversion on my e46 330ci. everything is up and in except the drive shaft. I went and pulled a manual drive shaft from the junkyard in hopes i could use the rear of the auto shaft and the front of the manual shaft as many others have done. but the problem i encountered was...
  20. Help Request: Speed Specific Driveline NVH - High Amplitude Vibrations - Diagnosis

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hello, I have been chasing a vibration issue in what I suspect to be my driveline that occurs between approximately 35-45 mph. The vibration is independent of gear selection and engine speed, hence my suspicion that the culprit lies behind the transmission output shaft. Pertinent information...
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