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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 06-01-2008, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey i just bought a bmw and its my first one. i want to start fixing it up but it needs a few things first. All the gears work except for reverse i was wondering if anyone new what it could be or how to fix it. or if i just need to get a new 5 speed tranny.

Also when driving it sounds like it needs a carrier bearing or something???

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Old 06-01-2008, 11:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A new tranny may be best.
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i Swapped my 5speed out it Really isn't that hard
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how much do you think i could get one for
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there only a couple Bills.... New, rebuilt, or used?
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doesnt matter but probably used. do you have any idea what the sound form the rear end would be?
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Does the sound in the back happen only when turning?
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No. as soon as i start to move it begins. it isnt to loud but it is definitely there
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might be a wheel bearing those can get loud and annoying. and come from the back most likely or through what I have experienced.
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what would you recommend replacing
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does it happen more while shifting?> or just while normal driving? do you notice anything more happening with the sound, like while driving over bumps and potholes?
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