Slop In The Driveshaft - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2005, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
tcbracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Harrison Twp., MI
Car:
Posts: 16
Photos:
tcbracing is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via Yahoo to tcbracing
Was getting a "clunking" sound switching from a forward gear to reverse and vice versa. Also new vibration at highway speeds Jacked up the back, put it in neutral and parking brake off. Grabbed the driveshaft and moved it back and forth (not front to back but around it's normal rotation). Got some movement and a clunk before wheels started moving.

Thinking U-joints bad.

Axle shafts are solid.

Browsing the Bavarian Auto website I see that U-Joints are not serviceable and I have to buy the whole driveshaft.

1. Could the problem be something other than U-Joints? Guibo? Center Bearing?
2. Any body have driveshafts cheaper than BavAuto?

Thanks,
Tom
tcbracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-29-2005, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Poquoson, VA
Car:
Posts: 591
Photos:
Bear is an unknown quantity at this point
THRASH
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2004
Car:
Posts: 43
Photos:
xxxlegionaire is an unknown quantity at this point
Its your center bearing and u-joint and yes I had to replace the whole assembly(did so on my own choice though.) This noice was more of a *clunk* *clunk* *clunk* when changing gears usually from first to second.

Greg Heart
xxxlegionaire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 08:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
n00b
 
tcbracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Harrison Twp., MI
Car:
Posts: 16
Photos:
tcbracing is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via Yahoo to tcbracing
Quote:
Originally posted by xxxlegionaire@Jun 29 2005, 07:50 PM
Its your center bearing and u-joint and yes I had to replace the whole assembly(did so on my own choice though.) This noice was more of a *clunk* *clunk* *clunk* when changing gears usually from first to second.

Greg Heart
[snapback]358412[/snapback]
Thanks - that's what I thought. More searching is showing that BavAuto price is not bad.

Tom
tcbracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2005, 02:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Car:
Posts: 299
Photos:
offabroadway is an unknown quantity at this point
My car has exactly the same problem, frustrating as hell to listen to. Plan on fixing that soon though.
__________________
<img src='http://www3.telus.net/drewdlespace/bmw/banner.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Changed the car's name, now it's - Roxanne -1985 325e
offabroadway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2005, 04:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2004
Car:
Posts: 43
Photos:
xxxlegionaire is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by tcbracing+Jun 29 2005, 07:55 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tcbracing @ Jun 29 2005, 07:55 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-xxxlegionaire@Jun 29 2005, 07:50 PM
Its your center bearing and u-joint and yes I had to replace the whole assembly(did so on my own choice though.)* This noice was more of a *clunk* *clunk* *clunk* when changing gears usually from first to second.

Greg Heart
[snapback]358412[/snapback]
Thanks - that's what I thought. More searching is showing that BavAuto price is not bad.

Tom
[snapback]358436[/snapback]
[/b][/quote]


I did the swap on a 535, so there really wasnt much a difference. Make sure if your doing it, to have pneumatic tools or get the car in the air so you can untorque some of the bolts. Just a suggestion.

Greg Heart
xxxlegionaire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 01:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
n00b
 
tcbracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Harrison Twp., MI
Car:
Posts: 16
Photos:
tcbracing is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via Yahoo to tcbracing
Quote:
Originally posted by xxxlegionaire@Jun 29 2005, 07:50 PM
Its your center bearing and u-joint and yes I had to replace the whole assembly(did so on my own choice though.) This noice was more of a *clunk* *clunk* *clunk* when changing gears usually from first to second.

Greg Heart
[snapback]358412[/snapback]
Car's at the mechanic right now. Turns out it was the rear U-Joint. Oh well, had to take the chance with the $30 Center Bearing before I spent $500 on the driveshaft.

This car's going to be new again by the time I am done ghead

Tom
tcbracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2005, 03:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Poquoson, VA
Car:
Posts: 591
Photos:
Bear is an unknown quantity at this point
I hate to say this, but, you spent too much. Could have gotten one from THRASH for about $360 with free shipping both directions
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2005, 02:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
e36_m3_Turbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Seattle, Washington
Car:
Posts: 5,253
Photos:
e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond reputee36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond reputee36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond reputee36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond reputee36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond reputee36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond reputee36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond reputee36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond reputee36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond reputee36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond reputee36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute
guibo disc? have you checked it?
__________________
<img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y149/QnRainStar/e30-blackangus032.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

No longer red.
e36_m3_Turbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2005, 03:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
n00b
 
tcbracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Harrison Twp., MI
Car:
Posts: 16
Photos:
tcbracing is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via Yahoo to tcbracing
Quote:
Originally posted by e36_m3_Turbo@Jul 23 2005, 03:04 PM
guibo disc? have you checked it?
[snapback]364642[/snapback]
Yup, Guibo was fine. Put a new one on anyway since it was taken apart.
tcbracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2005, 03:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
n00b
 
tcbracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Harrison Twp., MI
Car:
Posts: 16
Photos:
tcbracing is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via Yahoo to tcbracing
Quote:
Originally posted by Bear@Jul 22 2005, 04:23 PM
I hate to say this, but, you spent too much. Could have gotten one from THRASH for about $360 with free shipping both directions
[snapback]364416[/snapback]
Actually, my mechanic ended up getting me one for $400 and I get to keep the core. $500 was what Bavarian Auto wanted.

BTW, whats THRASH? URL?

Tom
tcbracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2005, 09:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Poquoson, VA
Car:
Posts: 591
Photos:
Bear is an unknown quantity at this point
www.thrashdriveshaft.com a driveshaft company in TX. I bought one of their shafts for my 1988 750il for $360 and it worked great.
Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low Speed Driveshaft Vibration jazzbass 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 10-07-2005 08:28 PM
need 540i driveshaft jazzbass 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 2 09-29-2005 10:18 PM
Bad Driveshaft ? javieruz 3-Series (E21, E30) 10 05-26-2005 10:26 PM
Driveshaft troubles! dfw325e 3-Series (E21, E30) 3 08-26-2004 12:28 AM
1986 528e Driveshaft removal ?!? XoticSoundz 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 01-02-2004 12:41 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:14 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.