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  1. E46 Convertible
    Hey all - I have through the majority of the forums on front end rattles for the E46. I am still stumped . I am getting a what seems to be metal on metal noise when hitting short sharp bumps at lower speeds (from the passenger side) - it sounded to me like it was the strut mount not fully seated...
  2. E46 General
    I know I can clearly hear the lifter tick, caused by oil starvation when my oil level sensor went bad. I'm trying to figure out if the rattle/metallic/grinding noise I hear at high rpm and full throttle/load is possible VANOS rattle. Any help is appreciated! I can clearly hear this rattle sound...
  3. E46 General
    Hi guys, my e46 320i manual has had a terrible lurch when coming off and on the throttle. It’s worse in low gears but still there a bit in 4th and 5th. I also find that when trying to crawl forward in 1st gear, the car quite violently bounces forward and back when you so much as even touch the...
  4. E46 General
    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...
  5. E46 General
    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...
  6. E46 General
    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...
  7. E46 General
    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...
  8. E46 General
    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?
  9. E46 General
    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...
  10. E46 General
    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...
  11. E46 General
    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...
  12. Suspension, Brakes
    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...
  13. E46 General
    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...
  14. E46 M3
    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...
  15. Suspension, Brakes
    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...
  16. E46 General
    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...
  17. E46 XI
    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...
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