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  1. Clutch pedal sticky

    General E46 Forum
    Hi everyone, I recently noticed that my clutch pedal seems to be a bit sticky on my 05 M3. Only on the way down, I sometimes encounter resistance as I'm pressing in the pedal. It's hard to describe the exact feeling, but it's a bit of a soft grind in some parts of the path from released to...
  2. Grinding noise when building revs

    General E46 Forum
    I drive my car relatively calmly but I discovered a while back that I'm now financially ready to take care. Whenever I do brake and gas at the same time, there's a heart wrenching grinding noise. It sounds like two metal pieces grinding together. I tried it today to see if the issue was still...
  3. Bad Starter? Grinding and free spin

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hi all, my 2003 XI has been having trouble starting for the past month. When it turns over 2 or 3 times, the 4th or 5th turn over will kind of choke and make a sound like a bad gear shift (It's an auto). Today, it did it's usual rough start but I aborted right as it was about to take off, and...
  4. Bad Starter? Anyone know a mechanic in Houston?

    E46 Xi Forum
    Sorry for double post - Flag for deletion
  5. Rattling Studdering? grinding!?!!?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, 2001 325ci 5spd I have no idea where to isolate this problem! As i was driving my i noticed 2 exhaust sounds, as if theres another car near me, I look around, theres no one there! I am crusing around 30mph, and I become aware of a strange humming... as I reach a stop sign I start...
  6. Question on ebrake noises!

    E46 Xi Forum
    What's up guys, just a quick question regarding my ebrake. It's been a few weeks where my ebrake pretty much has no effect. Been extremely busy since and kind of put it to the side as it was never really that much of an issue. Long story short I heard a pop noise from it recently as if it...
  7. Grinding RPM drop while driving

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, first post on here. Recently, my amazing grandmother handed me down her 2003 BMW 325i. I have noticed that while driving at normal cruising speeds (40mph) there is a dump in the RPM and a very rough grinding noise. Auto transmission and new spark plugs as of 3 days ago. Sound seems to...
  8. water pump

    General E46 Forum
    ok so i put a new water pump in when i went to go change my belts just because i knew it was old, the new water blew to pieces after like 3 weeks, killed my radiator. so i replaced that and put the old water pump back in( wich was perfectly fine before i took it out) NOW, its making some kind of...
  9. Clicking / Grinding sounds when breaking

    General E46 Forum
    I've tried searching the forums came across a few things that have SIMILAR problems but nothing the same....I have a 325ci 5spd. If I put my car into reverse and break nothing happens but right after driving backwards and breaking then putting it in 1st and going forward and break my car makes a...
  10. 2001 5 speed 330ci grinding noise while cruising. Gearbox?

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, my e46 makes kind of a grinding/humming noise while driving at around 1-3k rpm's in first and second gear. it doesn't do it if the clutch is in, it's almost like the noise our cars make in reverse, but not as loud. Is this a problem? Any way to fix it? I've tried searching, but...
  11. Mayday mayday sos!

    General E46 Forum
    BIG BIG poblem with my E46 and I hope im just blowing it out of proportion. I have a 2004 320d M-sport 150bhp with 73K on the clock. I was overtaking on the motorway when all of a sudden I lost power and the engine started making this whining/grinding noise. No white smoke coming from the...
  12. Loud grinding sound from engine! Help!!!

    General E46 Forum
    This morning when I started my car I heard a loud grinding sound coming from my engine bay and when I revved it up i got a whine kind of sound that got louder with the rev, and the grinding goes away after about 30 seconds and so does the wining but after that sound goes away i hear a slight...
  13. VANOS help needed.

    NY / NJ / CT
    Engine rattling . Help wanted. Hi , I recently started hearing slight rattling / gurgling from my engine. Showed it to an indy sho p - who said it might be the valves. Uopn reading some posts here - it sounds like the vanos issue. Can someone who is familiar with the VANOs issue help me...
  14. 2004 330Xi just quit, grinding noise from the transmission

    General E46 Forum
    2004 330Xi, 89,000 miles. Thursday BMW of Charlottesville, VA replaced the front left outer CV Boot and the rear tail light harnesses replaced so I could pass the yearly inspection. $834 (after my 10% CCA Discount). Tonight I get a call from my wife who took herself, the mother in-law and...