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#1 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 10:35 AM
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Hi Everybody,

I have a problem with my '01 325i. At speeds over 30 mph there is a thumping noise coming from the right rear wheel. According to BMW I had to replace the tires, which I did. The sound is still there, however, and it's quite annoying. It especially makes the noise in longer bends to the right with higher speeds. Does anyone have a clue what it might be?

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Sounds like it might be a wheel bearing. You state that it gets worse when you turn right, does it almost disappear when you turn left? Without actually hearing it that is my best guess.
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Thanks. Yes, it disappears pretty much when I make a left.
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I had a similar problem on my 02 325i sport. when turned right i could hear a scrape like the wheel is scraping the arch. but i dont have it lowered yet.
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I have a similar problem how much would a new wheel bearing cost?
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Check your rear upper shock mounts for any sign of wear "Big Crack". Most often you can that thumping sound on unstable ground. Those shock mounts take a beating especially when they are made out of rubber and they go bad quick. If thats the problem try investing in some Urethane ones.

Good Luck, Jesse
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