2000 323i: missing bolts for joints inside - 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 (E46, E90)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-01-2009, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8
secretstep is on a distinguished road
2000 323i: missing bolts for joints inside


Happy new year!

I have some small problems with my car.
I hope you can help me.

Few days ago, my car slid off the snow, hit and bounced off from a barrier.
I was going pretty slow(around 40km/h), and the dashboard showed no warning lights, so I drove it to my home.

Now, driving the car for the first time after that, I'm hearing light squeaking sound every one or two seconds when the car is moving. I think it comes from somewhere behind dashboard. I opened the hood and found some weird things on visual. There's no warning or error lights still.
(please refer to the attached picture)
1. the rubber pipes. There's open space between joints. Is it normal?
2. the bolt is missing there. I think it got lost under the hood. Is it important part?
3. a cover (for bolt) is also missing. Is this part also important?

Would these lost bolts cause malfunction of some components in the car or is it okay to just leave them there?
Do you think I should fix the joints in 2&3 that are missing?

I'd appreciate your help.
Attached Thumbnails
2000 323i: missing bolts for joints inside-bmw_car.jpg  
secretstep is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)

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
PM on a 2000 323i opfor2 3-Series (E46, E90) 1 10-22-2008 05:42 PM
2000 323i mpalladino 3-Series (E46, E90) 3 06-19-2008 09:36 PM
How Much For A 2000 323i? 2000BMW323i 3-Series (E46, E90) 2 02-27-2005 07:48 PM
2000 323i FOR SALE in NY ladder332 Classifieds Sell & Buy 0 11-25-2003 02:18 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 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.