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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 06-08-2010, 08:25 PM
dzialmn dzialmn is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 e46 330ci
Exclamation My 2001 e46 shakes terribly

I have a 2001 BMW 330ci and now the car shakes really really bad. The car is a Manual transmission. When I put it in first gear and rev accelerate it shake really bad between 1900 and 3200 Rpms, it also sounds like something it rattling under the armrest. This also happens In second and some of third gear. I'm having someone look at it in a few days, but wha could be the problem?
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:27 PM
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Drive train

Sounds like drive train issues... could be a few different things.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:27 AM
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Most likely transmission mounts http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_re_tranny_mnt.shtml
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