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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:44 PM
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Exclamation Ugly noise

Everytime I start my car I hear a loud knocking sound, it stays for a few seconds then it gets low but theres always a repetitive knocking sound all the time its just lower. does anyone know what the problem is? Thanks Manfred
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:07 PM
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Let's hear it. Post an audio.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:10 PM
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How bad is it? Is it bang bang or click click? Have you searched this website or googled a good description of your symptoms? Getting your codes read at an auto parts store (if they will do it for you) is also a good idea. Without some definitive data noises are tough to diagnose.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:12 PM
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Im gonna record it tomorrow morning when I first start it, and its more like very loud click click sound I have taken it anywhere though. thanks a lot guys
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:21 PM
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I wasnt able to upload the sound, dont know how to.. :/
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