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  1. 75MPH Low Frequency Vibration - is it Driveline, or something else?

    General E46 Forum
    Have started to notice a low frequency vibration that I can hear more so than feel, MOST prevalent at 75mph to about 80mph. It's extremely noticeable on smooth road, but pretty noticeable as long as it's not an awfully paved road. I've replaced the entire driveshaft, flex disc, CSB a little...
  2. Intermittant drivetrain shudder at 1200-1500 rpm

    General E46 Forum
    Greetings from an E46 newbie.... I just bought a 2001 325Ci convertible and feel like I should have done my homework better cause I'm experiencing a sudden shudder that I didn't notice when test driving. Doh. Now I have a maddening shudder through the drivetrain for a split second when coasting...
  3. Noise from transmission after clutch change

    General E46 Forum
    I replaced my flywheel, clutch and throw out bearing with the Valeo single mass conversion kit. Also replaced the pilot bearing. There's a noise/vibration coming from the transmission trough the shifter. It happens in neutral and while driving only when applying throttle. I could be coasting in...
  4. Vibration in 5th gear ONLY

    E46 Xi Forum
    Oh great BMW gurus, grant me your wisdom and guide me to a diagnosis. The required incantation out of the way, onto my problem. I have a 2002 330XI with a manual transmission and 235,000 miles. This car is my baby and daily driver, and I try very hard to keep up on the maintenance. A month...
  5. Bad Vibration Right Front whenever going over 70mph

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2001 330xi and lately I've noticed that when ever I get over 70 mph I'm getting a really bad vibration on the front right of the vehicle. I had it up on the rack a couple of days ago and took some pictures and somebody told me they thought the "CV Axle boot is ripped on the front inner"...
  6. Strange acceleration rumble, what could it be?

    General E46 Forum
    Searched around a few different sites and forums, but haven't found an exact replica of my issue. Based on what I have found though, I know that it will be difficult to self diagnose the issue, So I want to get a list of potential issues to bring to my mechanic for investigation. During...
  7. Vibration on idle when MAF connected

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, guys i have a wierd problem and need your help. My e46 with M54B22 and auto tranny vibrates on warm engine. When i disconnect MAF it stops vibrating. I've tried 2 working MAFs but no difference. And no IT'S NOT ENGINE MOUNtS. Also fuel trims are around negative 7-8. MAF shows 12-13 kg/h on...
  8. Good, honest mechanic in San Diego?

    California
    Bought a new e46 330i and having some shudder on the highway as well as a tiny bit of slop in my steering before it kicks in. Guy I bought it from said he had already replaced the FCABs and I don't have any shudder when breaking (any more than usual), so I was hoping to have it looked at by...
  9. Vibration at idle

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hello there! I have a 330Xi (auto gearbox) with the famous vibration problem. I read multiple threads about this phenomenon and possible solutions but nothing helped. The following things has been replaced: oil in transmission, oil in rear diff, the whole CCV system, spark plugs, the DISA valve...
  10. Transfer case bearing going to front drive shaft play

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all, Another important question from me trying to get my XI ride smooth again. And this is something that I have on my mind for a while and talked with several mechanics about, but that was inconclusive, for some reason it only came to my mind now to ask you guys. This is part of me trying...
  11. Driveshaft Alignment FIX for 325xi Vibration after Clutch Replacement

    E46 Xi Forum
    I replaced my clutch about 2 weeks ago. I detailed tips I thought worth sharing in a post to the thread Phildo's Clutch/Flywheel Tracker on this forum. I'm posting now because after the job I had added noise and vibration. My tires were pretty worn before the job, so although I had extra...
  12. Sticking Brake Calipers & Bent Rim / In Neutral, do Driveshaft vibrations diminish?

    General E46 Forum
    Sticking Brake Calipers & Bent Rim / In Neutral, do Driveshaft vibrations diminish? Greetings, Trying to distinguish between front end issues vs possible driveshaft issues after reinstalling DS with new guibo & CSB. (It could be multiple problems of course, and yes car was vibrating before I...
  13. Very Rough Vibration

    General E46 Forum
    So I've had some vibration in the front end/steering for some time now. I noticed it after this past winter. More about the vibration before control arm install: Jiggle in the steering wheel back and forth at low speeds but stayed somewhat centered. At high speeds between 40-50 and 55-75...
  14. Violent vibration/wheel hop during understeer

    Suspension & Braking
    My car drives fine under normal driving; however, during spirited driving and cornering fast will cause a violent vibration/wheel hop whenever the car understeers (the understeer itself is generally caused by my poor driving skills :banghead:). This happens for both left and right turns. Also...
  15. Weird shudder/vibration during hard acceleration, need help

    General E46 Forum
    First, some general info about my car: 2001 325i sedan, 250k miles, automatic transmission, and everything is stock. The car was recently purchased at 240k miles, only repairs the owner spoke of were a very recent fuel pump and filter replacement. He also gave us maintainence records and there...
  16. Exhaust vibration reducing gum broken

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, so i have a problem with my exhaust [E46 05 touring].. From bottom of my car I could see "thing" attached out like cable or something. Later I checked it and it seems it was from exhaust, it's "gum" which reduces vibration. Now its detached because of corrosion. I took this gum out. I don't...
  17. Steering wheel shakes over bumps and at highway speeds

    General E46 Forum
    My 2001 330i is having the problem that over bumps or imperfections in the road the steering wheel jerks left and right. The car stays planted and it's just felt in the steering wheel mostly over bumps at highway speeds or even driving over gravel it is noticeable. Recently I've changed out...
  18. Stupid random misfires...AGAIN

    General E46 Forum
    The codes I'm getting are 300 (random misfire) 1343, 1345, and 1347 (misfires on cylinders 1, 2, and 3 with fuel cutoff). I had several other codes prior to these which led me to watch a YouTube video and replace the valve cover gasket, all 6 ignition coils, and all 6 spark plugs. I'm down to...
  19. Steering wheel vibration

    General E46 Forum
    Just picked up a 2002 330ci for a good deal a few weeks ago, it came with a pretty bad vibration felt through the steering wheel from 50mph to about 75. The car is otherwise smooth. So I did some research and started replacing parts. So far I have replaced: Front control arms inner/outer tie...
  20. 330 xd hum/ vibration

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hello, problem with 330 xd e46 2003, 5 speed manual Car is humming/ slightly vibrating from rear of car, sounds like under the rear seat, it also does thump sound when changing any gear( that seems to come from trasfer case or around it). Humming is the worst with 4 th gear , accelerating 40-...
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