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Old 12-20-2012, 06:15 PM
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Rattling noise in first gear.

Has anyone ever experienced a rattling noise in their E38. The noise sounds like its coming from either the center or passenger rear of the car and it only makes the noise when the car is rolling from first gear to second. Once the car hits 2nd gear it stops and it only makes the noise if you accelerate. A friend of mines said it could be something dealing with the drive shaft.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:41 AM
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If the sound is comeing from the rear then yes. Its most likely something with the driveshaft or diff.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:56 AM
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Check the drive shaft support bearings and housings.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:00 AM
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Could also be tyranny fluid levels!!!

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