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  1. Shifter looseness - side-to-side

    ///M3 Forum
    I have installed a 330d short shifter, which made a nice difference to shifts. However, I still have looseness / slack in side-to-side movement of the shifter. Can you guys point me to the correct part to replace to address this? Is it #12 here along with the #10 washers...
  2. Tons of axial play on left rear output shaft, none on right rear. Cause vibrations??

    General E46 Forum
    Should the rear output shafts have any amount of axial play (i.e., moving toward or away from the diff)?? This is an '04 325i automatic with 111k miles. The right side is very solid, with no axial play at all, unless I really force it and even then just barely. The left side however has...
  3. SOLVED - rear brake hose Out of Spec, does not fit Bracket on Trailing Arm

    General E46 Forum
    I am replacing three brake hoses (did the right front recently) but I find the new rear hoses does not fit snugly into the "Brake Pipe Bracket" that bolts onto the inside of the trailing arm. These are rear ATE brake hoses (331429, ATE: 24.5169-0458.3) and comes up as 343 011 65 174, which is...
  4. Premature ABS activation (wheels not locked yet); no error codes on OBD

    Suspension & Braking
    My car's ABS activates itself prematurely even before the wheels actually lock. My mechanic suspects the small wheelside ball joint on my right FCA to be loose... loose enough to cause vibrations to the wheel, which then triggers the ABS. However, I've only changed my FCAs last year (approx...
  5. Front brake caliper collar screw come loose

    General E46 Forum
    I changes rotors and pads a few months ago and I have this strange issue with the front brake caliper's collar screw falling off. I had this issue last month when the top collar screw fell off. put in a new screw and the same screw is lost again yesterday. #03 collar screw in this image...
  6. Endlinks keep coming loose.

    Suspension & Braking
    I run with coilovers and rather stiff settings. My aftermarket (non adjustable) endlinks keep coming lose - the lower bolt shimmies loose. Is it because I'm running at a ride height not ideal for the set length of the endlinks? My thinking is that the endlinks are under inappropriate pressure...
  7. Alternator Removal Issue

    General E46 Forum
    So I am trying to do the oil filter housing gasket and i am trying to remove the alternator... problem is the top bolt that goes through the pulley is stuck on like a b!tc4... i tried and tried to get it to budge for the past 45 minutes and its not giving away. Ive tried my socket wrench, my...
  8. Buuuuump!.....steer.

    General E46 Forum
    I a have '99 328i w/ 112,XXX miles which has been driving me crazy lately. :banghead: :banghead: Symptoms: <ul> <li>I hit a bump with one wheel or the other, and the steering wheel "jerks", meaning it physically turns.<li>Also when hitting bumps with either front wheel the steering wheel...