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Old 09-01-2010, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question E36 help!!! drivetrain???

i drive a 1992 325is,(auto) with 150K... a few weeks ago only when racing or hard acceleration there was banging or clunking, coming from under the E-brake area, almost sounded and felt like the back tires hopping up and down as if i where chirping gears in a riced honda. The tranny IS NOT slipping or banging ect. now over time it has progressivly gotten worse, it started doing it when rpms jump, now i cant even accelerate, i have to feather tyhe gas OH SO lightly or else, it clangs and bangs almost sounding like the driveshaft is slapping against the chassis. i have to accelerate extremely slowly, and lightly or else it clanks and bangs, it takes me 5 mins to get to 40mph


can it be the guibo? or mount that keeps the driveshaft in place?
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Likely it's a good idea to get the car on a lift and check/repair everything you find. I'd say the car is not drivable before doing that.
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yea thanx

i havent been and it sucks, i miss my baby, im trying to figure out an estimate of what it's going to cost, i do not have access to a lift
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It sure sounds like drive shaft unions. It could have been cheap if stopped right away, the more you drive it the worst it will be.
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Sounds like the rubber flex disk joint at the end of the transmission. Everyone calls it a guibo.
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