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Old 07-24-2015, 07:48 AM
neilmoti neilmoti is offline
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X3 Help. Transmission And Suspension problems.

I have a 2007 X3 3.0si. when i drive the and it changes gears, weather accelerating or braking, sometime there is a loud click coming from the bottom and the vehicle Gives a big jerk. This happens mostly when driving in lower gears like in traffic when i brake and accelerate frequently. Also the vehicle was driving very rough, i could've felt every small bum or whole i go in very hard. I changed the shocks and springs, but it drives the same. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:07 AM
marvinstockman marvinstockman is offline
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Regarding trans, try using 'Sport' mode, and see if problem goes away. If so, you may just need to change trans fluid, and/or get a software update on the trans.

Can't help with the rest, other than maybe the transfer case actuator is bad.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:17 AM
neilmoti neilmoti is offline
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I did change trans fluid and upgrade the software and its the same. Is there anything else that can make this happen?
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:43 AM
timarnold timarnold is offline
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You could have a seized u-joint in either the front or rear driveshaft. You can see the rear driveshaft rear u-joint just between the heat shield & rear diff. Very often you will see an orange dust around one sector of the U-joint if this is the case. Mismatched tires can also cause this. There are other things, but these are the easiest to check.
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:13 PM
marvinstockman marvinstockman is offline
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Then try Sport mode, as I understand it can change your life by making you more attractive to women!
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:54 PM
mtbrdad mtbrdad is offline
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For the rough driving check the air pressure in all your tires after it sits overnight. I've gotten mine back from the dealer with 3psi too much and even 1psi makes a huge difference in how it rides.
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:52 PM
sewe sewe is offline
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Min has a similar problem especially in slow traffics but my dealer says he will check the ATF oil level .hope it has nothing to do with the gears.
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