transfer case replacement?
Fellow X3 owners,
Our 2011 X3 has gone through quite some repairs after wife hit the curb a month ago, two rims+wheels, front suspension, wheel bearing, :-(.
The car drives fine now except some minor vibration/noise when accelerating around 40 mph. Shop foreman couldn't notice it when he was in the car alone but then heard the sound after I ride with him. He suspected that the transfer case might be the cause but think it's still safe to drive.
I am kind of debating whether to replace the tc or not:
On the one hand, I felt the issue is kind of minor for now so probably not worth all the trouble to take things apart and install a new tc. In fact, I am afraid that doing so might cause some new problems as I felt it might be a relative rare job for a mechanic. So more likely to screw things up especially that it's the first year of F25 might make it even harder.
On the other hand, if I don't get it replaced now but down the road it became a lot worse, will my insurance still be responsible to pay for some of the repairing cost? I guess dealer will most likely not cover it under warranty by then as they will blame the hitting curb.
Your comments are truly appreciated!