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: A Newbie Question About Drive Shafts

11-29-2008, 09:18 AM
I just bought a '95 540i/6. I have only driven it about 50 miles but I love it. It does have a vibration that becomes noticable at about 40 mph. It is still there at 70 but it is not worse. Actually seems to get better - at lease a smoother vibration.
I have read a number of the archive posts and the vibration does seem to be drive train related. The previous owner had the rear engine main seal replaced just before I bought it. So the tranny and drive shaft was removed. Many of the vibration posts talk about a the mid drive shaft bearing and that installing it correctly is critical. Any thoughts on diagnosing drive shaft issues? What should I go look for?
I have a Bently manual ordered. To start with I am just making a list and getting advice from you all.