clunky gear change, drive shaft play?
my e30 320i has what seems to be the well documented clunky/jerky gear shifting in 1st 2nd etc. Also sometimes when you accelerate then suddenly let of the gas..clunk. I know this could be alot of different things, from diff bolts, shock mounts, guibo, center support bearing etc etc, or a combination (hope not).
I am going to have a good look at it in a couple of weeks, too busy with work now to find the time. However i was wondering should there be any play in the drive-shaft at all?.. just wondering if its normal to have some movement, or if it should all be lock tight
with the car turned off, handbrake on and parked up i reached underneath and tried to turn the drive-shaft back and forth with my hand and found there was some movement (a few millimetres, not sure exactly but enough to go forth clunk back clunk forth clunk etc). I tried this with the trans in several different gears, and sometimes there was no movement at all, is that how it is suppose to be? however it did not seem gear specific, as i did it a few times in each gear and sometimes it gave different results such as the first time in what i think was 5th gear there was no movement but the second time there was movement
Last edited by tim96; 11-13-2010 at 05:03 PM.