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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:23 PM
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Broke Down on Freeway-Advice?

So I am driving this morning on the Freeway and start to hear a humming noise, first I thought it sounded like a bad wheel bearing in front. Then it started to get really loud, so I moved to the right lane, then I heard a loud metal Snap !! Pulled over and saw this on picture below. If you look the metal cover nearby is bent, but I did not hit anything. The dealer said it looked like I did hit something, but said they will check it out and let me know. Oil flooded the dealer lot after the flat bed dropped it off. Looked like transfer case fluid.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:40 AM
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I seem to recall someone posting about this a year or so ago. Same issue, broken Ujoint at transfer case, oil, tow.

A BMW tech chimed in about this as well

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This isnt road debris, IMO

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:57 PM
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I seem to recall someone posting about this a year or so ago. Same issue, broken Ujoint at transfer case, oil, tow.

A BMW tech chimed in about this as well

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This isnt road debris, IMO

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:02 PM
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Yes, I think I remember somebody from Atlanta over on Xoutpost...
You have excellent memory http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...aft-today.html
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:52 PM
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:15 PM
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i've come across this many times, what ive seen is the u-joint that connects to the transfer case on the front drive shaft siezes and breaks off because it is unable to flex correctly, most of the times, it contacts the side of the transmission and you will hear metal to metal contact and you will see wear marks on the side of the transmission casing.
Killcrap is a BMW tech.

Op, keep us updated...it will be VERY easy to see if it was rosd debris or a warrantable part failure.

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:43 AM
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I think Killcrap's description is spot on. The tech working on the car pointed out where the the U joint broke. The dealer, which I did not buy the car from, has been great. They ordered a new Transmission and drive shaft, and the SA said they probably will replace the transfer case along with a long parts list they showed me. They gave me a new X3 to drive, so all good right now.
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