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oliverklander
12-23-2005, 12:42 PM
Hi all - I have joined to see if I can get some answers on my some trouble I am having with my 95 M3.

I have recently just got her back after an accident - and I have noticed a rather distressing grinding type of noise appearing whilst accelerating and maintaining speeds, the grinding is coming from the underneath of the car "middle to rear endish"??????

I have been told that it is possibly the Thrust Bearings (not much of a problem) - I have just been told that it could be the gearbox - (bigger more expensive problem)

The annoying this is that when maintaining speed whether 30mph or 70mph if I pop the clutch in the noise completely dissipates?????

Does anybody have any ideas /or suggestions?????

All opinions are welcomed!!!!

Please - Many Thanks :dunno:

bren
12-23-2005, 03:19 PM
Sounds like it could be something in the rear end - pinion bearing maybe. Diagnosing sounds over the internet is pointless though....take it to a mechanic.

Bruce
12-23-2005, 06:16 PM
Check the center support bearing on the driveshaft.