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Old 01-16-2013, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Driveshaft??

I have a 2004 325xi. I've been experiencing noise from my front right wheel area along with vibration for about a week now. Yesterday I was driving home and I lost complete power to all wheels. I am not sure whether it has to do with the transmission or more likely driveshaft. Thanks for any input you may have for this problem.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably a wheel bearing. What kind of noise is it?

Being an X-Drive, the vehicle powers all four wheels at once. Its not selectable AWD.
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Like a playing card in bike spokes is the best way to describe the sound. If that makes any sense.
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Hmmm, probably a wheel bearing then. Hard to say without hearing it. Most of the time when a wheel bearing fails though it makes a low grumbling sound.
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