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  1. E46 making a noise and Shuddering when braking at speed

    General E46 Forum
    E46 325i executive auto. Just to start off I'm fairly sure I've got a bad front end wheel bearing. Makes a sort of grinding noise when driving that goes away when turning right (and only whilst turning right). :( The issue i'm trying to diagnose is that the steering shudders when applying the...
  2. Brake and wheel bearing job

    Suspension & Braking
    Hi all, Some of my rotors are warped and since I am getting new tires on Tuesday I want to just replace all rotors and brake pads short after. At the same time I have a weird grinding noise from the front left sometimes while driving which I think could be the wheel bearing. Could you check...
  3. Loose Lug Bolts

    General E46 Forum
    The other day, I developed what I thought to be a bad wheel bearing. Major vibrations would increase in intensity linearly relative to wheel speed. I could hear it coming from the drivers side rear wheel and didn't think too much of it at the time because I don't have the tools to swap rear...
  4. Use Loctite on Front Wheel Bearings or Not ?

    E46 Xi Forum
    I am ready to press new OEM bearings into front knuckles of my '05 325xi. Bentley manual says to use Loctite 648 (Green) and to cover half or better of the outside of the bearing shell. In disassembly I could tell that the factory did this - there was residual cured excess Loctite in the back...
  5. Spacers and wheel bearing noise?

    General E46 Forum
    I recently got spacers for my sedan with style 68s; 15mm and 20mm. At first I ran the 15s up front and 20s in the back. I would get a speed variable whup whup noise from the right rear that got worse when I turned left only with the 20s but when I swapped the 15s to the back it went away. I'm...
  6. Very weird. Speed Dependent Sound from Rear. Wheel Bearing?

    General E46 Forum
    So all of a sudden, my car started making a noise from the rear. It sounds offset to the right slightly and it's almost like driving on studded tires or like the engine revving up, coming in around 20mph, and getting higher pitched as the speed increases but only a little louder. At 50 or 60 it...
  7. Front Wheel Bearing

    General E46 Forum
    I'm having issues with the front wheel bearing driver side. I replaced passenger side no problem, but the driver side has been an issue. After installing the new bearing hub, and then I tighten the locking nut. I can't turn the hub, it doesn't turn smoothly. Does anyone have any ideas what could...
  8. E46 M3 Parting out whole black interior, suspension parts, differential, driveshaft, etc

    Parting Out
    1) Full Interior (black) in great condition. This is focused on someone who wants to do a dove grey to black swap since all the parts included should replace anything that is grey. Included is: front (no heat and some wear on drivers side) and rear seats, all 6 pillars, dashboard, all 4 door...
  9. Do you know anyone who can fit wheel bearings in Melbourne - South East Suburbs

    Australia
    Hi all I have had a grumbling noise for a couple of months noise which I am pretty sure is the wheel bearings from reading other posts. So I have 2 new front wheel bearings arriving from the US next week so I am after someone to install them, perhaps a bit cheaper than a workshop. I also have...
  10. Wheel Bearing

    General E46 Forum
    I just bought my first BMW this week, a 2004 330ci. I had it checked by a mechanic before I bought it and was told I need to replace the front wheel bearings. The price he quoted me for the wheel bearings was $411 for the cheaper ones and $836 for the good, quality ones. Does that quote sound...
  11. 2001 325i grinding noises and sounds?

    General E46 Forum
    I have an 2001 325i with 135xxx miles on it, and i have a few problems with it - the Brake Light is on on the dash, although i have the handbrakes off - when the car is in idle, or when i start it up it kind of screeching and squealing noise but it runs fine on the freeway - the airbag light is...
  12. BMW Tools For Rent

    Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts
    I have a few tools I'd be willing to rent out if anyone may need them. User pays shipping to and from. I usually use USPS flat rate boxes so $10 max. Please see the disclaimer below before any PayPal transaction is made. Thanks guys! :thumbsup: *Peake Research R5/FCX-3-16 (plugs in under dash)...
  13. Rear Bearing Replacement Project Failed.

    General E46 Forum
    Hey Everyone, So this weekend I attempted to replace my rear passenger side wheel bearing that going bad. I have the usual sounds and vibrations coming from the rear of my car when going over 30 mph accompanied by vibrations now. So I've also been reading all the DIY's for this project for...
  14. Steering / Wheel Problem

    Suspension & Braking
    I have an 2001 BMW 325ci and the steering used to wobble like crazy. I read through a bunch of forums and found that it can be CAs and their bushings. I got the car up on the lift and changed the bushings and the CA ball joints seem to be fine. Most of the steering wobble went away, but there is...
  15. Drive Shaft Stuck to Hub - What a Pain!!!

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Rear Wheel Bearing DIY - Half Shaft Axle Stuck to Hub - What a Pain!!! I've add more pics of the process!!! This was Harbor Freights 5 ton hydraulic puller. Don't waste your time. <br> <img src="http://forum.e46fanatics.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=326706&d=1249871858"> <img...
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