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Old 06-10-2009, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1990 535i . I am starting to get a thumping sound from under the car.
Not sure where. It doesn't hit anything under the car, just this sound at low speeds. Any suggestions?
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is it when starting from a stop or accelerating? If the answer is yes, then most probably you have a bad driveshaft support bearing. Check your rubber flex disc or 'guibo' at the tranny end of the driveshaft (looks like a rubber donut). It it's a thump when shifting into reverse or forward it probably is the differential mount.
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is it when starting from a stop or accelerating? If the answer is yes, then most probably you have a bad driveshaft support bearing. Check your rubber flex disc or 'guibo' at the tranny end of the driveshaft (looks like a rubber donut). It it's a thump when shifting into reverse or forward it probably is the differential mount.
iT HAPPENS WHEN GOING REAL SLOW LIKE GOING THRU A DRIVE THRU BANK ETC. AND ALSO FROM A START. Doesn't happen all the time, but is starting to happen more and more.
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