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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.

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Old 12-05-2004, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so lately my clutch has been really bad and i am going to fix that soon, but now i drive the car today, and all of a sudden i am hearing some grinding. dont know what it is dont know where its coming from, but i think it could either be the clutch or water pump. does anyone really know?
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Old 12-05-2004, 05:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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where does it sound like it's coming from? What are you doing when it grinds, ie braking, accelerating, or shifting?
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Old 12-05-2004, 05:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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oh it grinds like every 2 seconds while driving
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Old 12-05-2004, 05:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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and it sounds like it is coming from the engine area, in the middle
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Old 12-05-2004, 06:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds more like a wheel bearing - clutch shouldn't make noise like that even if the clutch disc is worn down all the way. Do you get any vibes at certain speeds?
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