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  1. General E46 Forum
    So I've been having an annoying squeak coming from under my 2005 325i (5 speed manual) for quite some time now and it is driving me nuts. It sounds to be coming from the front of the vehicle, but I'm not 100% sure. The steering feel and alignment of the vehicle is good. It happens all the time...
  2. General E46 Forum
    Hello E46 Community! I have a 2004 330xi and live in Minnesota. On cold start I get a rattle under the hood when accelerating. Starts making the noise around 2,000 rpm. It's not a harsh noise. It's fairly faint, and I can't think of anything to compare it to, other than to call it a rattle...
  3. General E46 Forum
    Hi all, I have an 04 325i 5mt touring. Since it's getting colder in the Netherlands I've been hearing this strange rattle on cold starts. the engine only does this the first second while it's cold. I had the Vanos unit revised about 2 months ago. so that shouldn't be the problem. the engine...
  4. General E46 Forum
    This past week I was upgrading my brake pads and after putting everything back together, I went out for a drive and a few miles in I started to hear this terrible rattling that turns out to be due to my caliper guide pins backing themselves out a few threads. I've replaced the pins themselves as...
  5. General E46 Forum
    The exhaust on my 325i is rattling a bunch, I definitely know that is the source of the rattle because when I touch it while the car is running the sound stops. I know it probably needs new exhaust hangers but what else should I replace while I'm down there? The gaskets from the downpipe?
  6. General E46 Forum
    I recently noticed on a more spirited drive that when I came to a stop sign, and let off the clutch to continue a mild rattle was coming from under the car and maybe 2 feet behind the drivers' seat at about 700 to 1100 rpm. Ever since the rattle only comes back after about 30 minutes of the car...
  7. General E46 Forum
    Hello fellas, So a couple months ago i managed to acquire a 04 320i m-sport with 63k km's on the clock. Quickly after i got the car there has been a loud buzzing noise coming on at arround 2.2k rpm's. If i had to describe the noise in frequency i would say its like a bee but with a...
  8. General E46 Forum
    Hi everybody! I'm totally new to this forum. I'm not sure if I need to post this somewhere else (please be nice, I'm entirenly new to forums). But a post from Paraklas got me here about Coupé rattles: https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=605933 BUT. Nothing seems to be fixable about...
  9. Suspension & Braking
    Yes, ive searched the forums, every answer seems to be sway bar bushings, but I tested mine and they are solid, with no movement. This rattle has only recently started. Please listen to the video, you can hear it, but its much louder in real life. Ive also recently upgraded my brake rotors and...
  10. General E46 Forum
    Another day, another E46 issue. :D This one came out of nowhere. The cold start rattle (starts at 0:14) happens whether the DISA is plugged in or not. The rattling noise goes away after a few seconds. Is it the idler pulley? I can't tell where it's coming from. Any help would be greatly...
  11. ///M3 Forum
    Hello all, I've started to have an annoying rattle under the car from the rear drivers side when I accelerate too hard. From 1st and 2nd gear, sometimes 3rd I can almost feel it behind the drivers seat. It sounds like things are rubbing against each other. I've had it on a lift and heat shield...
  12. Suspension & Braking
    Hi all! I have searched high and low and not found what I am looking for, several threads with no response ect... Whilst very hard to explain I will have a go, in my car there is play in the steering wheel, not the usual left right when turning the wheel, but if you hold the wheel you can move...
  13. General E46 Forum
    Hey guys soo usually every morning the first time i start my car i let is idle for a couple of minutes to let the engine warm up but most of the time (like 7/10) i hear this rattling coming from the front driver side of the engine bay. Kind of sounds like a tractor. Ill put the link down below...
  14. 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...
  15. General E46 Forum
    So I had a rear end rattle that appeared to be coming from the driver's side. I read about 40 posts, which seemed to converge on these major sources: 1. Shock mount (I had replaced three months ago) 2. Broken suspension pieces like end links (replaced) 3. Dust shield or pad retaining clips 4...
  16. General E46 Forum
    Hey Everyone, Here are the sounds: https://youtu.be/JPjIbpRcaUs I looked around for a similar sound on youtube and didn't find any that were close. As you can tell from the video, there's also a new squeal that's pretty loud. The rattle has been happening for a few months now, the BMW part...
  17. General E46 Forum
    Hi Guys, I came across an issue two nights ago. I was out at the time, but when i went to leave, the car had a weird rattling noise when i started it up. It was a little cold that night (23 degrees, compared to the usual temp of 32 here), so i waited for the car to reach normal temp but the...
  18. General E46 Forum
    Hello, A little background, I'm a huge e46 fan. I had a 330 zhp that I cherished until I decided it's time to switch to an M3. Living in Canada, I decided to buy a 2001 330xi last year (mainly for our horrible winters). A few days ago my 330xi 2001 with 120k decided to make that horrible...
  19. ///M3 Forum
    Hi guys, I have CSL headers, Supersprint decats, unresonated x pipe and lightweight race muffler. I'm getting a bad rattle underneath the car under load only between the rpms of 2100-2700. And also when backing off it seems to hiss all the way to a stop. Definitely doesn't sound like the...
  20. 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...
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