drivetrain noise-help! - 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 (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

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 11-25-2005, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Car:
Posts: 54
Photos:
kylek325i is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to kylek325i
drivetrain noise-help!

I have just had my trans. mounts and flex disk replaced, but I am still hearing a bad rattle/ grinding from my undercarriage. It is inconsistent while driving stright, but awful when in a right-hand turn. left turn is not noticeable. I am assuming it is the centerbearing or u-joint...Rear wheels feel tight so I dont think its the wheel bearings. No noticable effect on performance, just a bad noise and vibration. Is there anything else that may be causing this??!!

Thanks!!
-Kyle
kylek325i is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-26-2005, 04:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
ex owner/admin
 
Furious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto-Canada
Car: turbo e36 325/s50 and e46 330xi
Posts: 10,839
Photos:
Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious
Send a message via AIM to Furious
well geez i was thinking wheel bearing but if you checked them than have you gotten a chance to check the brakes? maybe a caliper is seizing.

any idea what general area the noise is coming from?
__________________
Furious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2005, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Car:
Posts: 54
Photos:
kylek325i is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to kylek325i
the noise is definitely coming from right underneath the rear floor area...I am about 99% sure it is time for a new driveshaft but didnt know if there was anything else that may be making noise down there.
kylek325i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2005, 09:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
ex owner/admin
 
Furious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto-Canada
Car: turbo e36 325/s50 and e46 330xi
Posts: 10,839
Photos:
Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious
Send a message via AIM to Furious
what makes you think its the driveshaft? to me it sounds like your guibo disk still, (flex disk) if its your driveshaft, look forward to paying a decent amount of money they are very rare to go bad.
__________________
Furious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2005, 12:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Car:
Posts: 54
Photos:
kylek325i is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to kylek325i
Well I am assuming the center bearing is shot and that the ujoints are bad too and its probably out of balance. And the flex disk has less than 200 miles on it and I inspected it; seems fine, was dealer installed. Local mechanic is going to take a peek and we'll see.
kylek325i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2005, 11:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
SpooldUp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 12590, NY
Car: 99 323i ragtop
Posts: 477
Photos:
SpooldUp will become famous soon enoughSpooldUp will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to SpooldUp
Has there been any exhaust work recently? Sometimes the exhaust will rub the frame/suspension/driveshaft when turning if it is misaligned.
__________________
'99 323i 5spd


<CENTER>

</CENTER>


where's my beer?
best website ever



"I'm not even supposed to be here today"

SpooldUp is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


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
What the HELL is making this NOISE???? bimmer_boy 3-Series (E36) 28 01-18-2008 07:15 PM
Front Suspention Noise theruss1an1 3-Series (E36) 5 01-24-2005 04:12 PM
Ticking Noise From Engine Clint_M 3-Series (E36) 9 11-07-2004 11:02 AM
loud noise - including clicking tsinghbmw 3-Series (E36) 6 06-01-2004 02:25 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 AM.



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.