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  1. Rattle noise coming from under car at low rpm

    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...
  2. Loud buzzing noise at ~2.2k rpm

    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...
  3. Annoying Dash Rattle - E46 (318CI) Coupé

    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...
  4. Cant seem to diagnose front end suspension rattle from e46 325ci

    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...
  5. Need Help Identifying This Cold Start Noise (Solved: Starter Exploded)

    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...
  6. Rattle under hard acceleration

    ///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...
  7. Steering Column Wobbly

    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...
  8. Weird Rattle Noise??

    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...
  9. 2005 325xi metallic rubbing then rotary rattle

    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...
  10. Rear end rattle - solved!

    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...
  11. Weird engine noises - Rattle and Squeal. Any Help?

    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...
  12. Engine Rattle & Oil Leak? Help please!

    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...
  13. 330xi engine knock rattle

    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...
  14. Supersprint exhaust rattle

    ///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...
  15. 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...
  16. Rear Window Rattle

    E46 Convertible
    I've had a decent rattle coming from my passenger rear window area for the two months I've owned the car. I know I know, there's a ton of other threads on this issue already, but I think my issue is slightly different. The rattling gets worse when music is played, but oddly it gets better if I...
  17. Need help with engine rattle 330ci

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hi, I' ve got a strange rattling sound during a cold start up of mine '02 330ci. The rattle disappears after 6 seconds and doesn't return until another cold start. Is this a sign of the VANOS seals getting to the end of their lives? Or what is going on? The car has done 270k kilometers (around...
  18. Annoying intermittent exhaust rattle/fartbox exhaust...

    General E46 Forum
    I drive an '02 BMW 325i sedan that is generally in great shape, only 70k miles and spend a lot of time taking care of it/enjoying driving it. Have read e46fanatics for a while but never created an account, just search stuff and read without signing in. Sometimes I experience an intermittent...
  19. Strange engine rattle

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, http://youtu.be/k4m15OmVz-w Do you guys know what the problem might be? There are actually two worrying sounds: a metalic rattle which gets worse by the end of the recording and some kind of vibration (starting at 00:24) which is not noticeable all the time (as you can hear in the...
  20. E46 cold start rattle ... but different from other users have reported

    General E46 Forum
    BMW 320i 2003 manual - 161,000 km = 100,000m When engine is cold after 8-12 hours not running, even in a very cold weather below 0F, it start like a new 2013 (we have a X1 2013). Nice sound, no rattle... perfect for the moment at 700rpm. After 10 to 15 secs, a rattle start progressively until...
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