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Old 10-20-2005, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumping noise from rear

I have recently been experiencing a banging noise from the rear of the car when changing into 1st, 2nd and sometimes reverse, the noise is worse when the car is at a stand still. I took the car to a $tealer today and they came up with the following:

1) the proshaft coupling rubber has perished(or braking up) i presume this is also known as the flex disk?

is this a likely cause? i need some advice as i wanna get this fixed by a local mechanic .

I am also experiencing a lot of vibrations thruough the accelerator pedal , does anyone know what this could be ?

any advice is much appreciated.

1992 BMW 325i SE

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Old 10-20-2005, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea sounds right. You can check it yourself. Go under the car, and look just behind the transmission. It's the disc that connects the tranny to the driveshaft.
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Yes itís a common enough fault and itíll cause the vibration
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It should be called the Guibo disk
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