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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 03-20-2005, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I just got my bimmer back from getting a new trannie on thursday. I'm driving to work today. As I'm crossing the bridge into harrisburg I hear a loud click come from the pasanger side rear tire every time I hit a bump. everying is fine the rest of the way till I get off at my exit. When I leave the light a loud intermitent click is steadily coming from that area. I thought maybe it was something just hitting the tire but I took the tire off and gave it a look and I see nothing. I Ended up having it towed home. If it's not something that maybe he didn't tighten down properly and broke loose I might consider getting rid of the car. ghead

The bad thing is I just read bimmer magazine and it said that a black 325ix 2 door 5 speed is the hardest one to get and the one that people who want one search for. So that makes me wanna put some more cash into it. I like the fact that it's a rare model.

If you guys were in my shoes what would you do?
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it prolly needs a rear axle, what you are describing sounds like an axle. what kind of pads do you have in the rear? i have found that sometimes when people buy cheapo brake pads sometimes they dont sit exactly right and move around causing a click
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it prolly needs a rear axle, what you are describing sounds like an axle. what kind of pads do you have in the rear? i have found that sometimes when people buy cheapo brake pads sometimes they dont sit exactly right and move around causing a click
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Well if that's the case is this yet another ix only part or is the axle going to be the same from any e30?
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ya know what..They just put new brake pads on my car when I got it inspected.
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would definetly keep the car. If you get these problems out of the way now, you will enjoy the car that much more down the line. The E30 325ix is a collector's item...if you got rid of it, you would be very sorry.
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ya know what..They just put new brake pads on my car when I got it inspected.
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check the brakes first they couldve left the clips off and left them loose. what kind of pads did they use? i dont know if the axle is the same or not
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I hope so ..thats what's killing me! All the special parts just for the awd!
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I hope so ..thats what's killing me! All the special parts just for the awd!
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haha yeah that is a bummer my friend has one. its a pain in the ass, good luck. ID keep her if i were you.
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i think the real axles are the same
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Got lucky..this time. It was what I thought and had hoped...a heat shield came loose.
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It can maybe just the bushing of the axel in the caliper... and i think its the same caliper that i (not sure)

Part are more expensive but with lot a call you can find anything...
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