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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 10-07-2013, 09:02 PM
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can some one help me find out the weird noises my car is making?

hey everybody. my car is making some weird noises when its in drive. it sounds like my tires are flat and kind of like this:



you should get a good idea of how it sounds like by watching the first 10 seconds of the video. yeah i know its weird but thats the best way for me to explain it. its not very loud, but when i go down an alley or when im on the road with no traffic its pretty noticeable. it also seems to speed up when i slow down and then goes away when i come to a complete stop.no check engine light. the car runs good. its been like that since i had my car. any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:58 AM
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hey everybody. my car is making some weird noises when its in drive. it sounds like my tires are flat and kind of like this:



you should get a good idea of how it sounds like by watching the first 10 seconds of the video. yeah i know its weird but thats the best way for me to explain it. its not very loud, but when i go down an alley or when im on the road with no traffic its pretty noticeable. it also seems to speed up when i slow down and then goes away when i come to a complete stop.no check engine light. the car runs good. its been like that since i had my car. any help would be appreciated.

Check your drive shaft.
possible issue could be bad center bearing, bad CV joint or flex disk (Giubo).
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:54 AM
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Thanks do you know how much it would be to repair it?
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:57 PM
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Just an update the car ticks faster and more noticeable when turning left and braking


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Sounds like CV issues. check the boots and make sure you don't have a tear.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:39 PM
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Sorry I'm kind of a noob how do I check the boots and how much would it be to fix it from an Indy.


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This link is for a CV from an ATV but it looks the same. The boots are the rubber covers.

You could buy one for about $120 on Ebay. If you bring it to an Indy you are looking about $250 + labor I'm guessing a couple hours @$80 so $350-400 total. That's just a guess, you would have to call.

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What year is your car?

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Old 01-20-2014, 11:38 PM
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:46 PM
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Check your drive shaft.
possible issue could be bad center bearing, bad CV joint or flex disk (Giubo).
The research that I pulled up (see above links) suggest what was mentioned by 16valex. It makes sense. That could be another can or worms. The good news is there is DIY info on this which could save you some major money.
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