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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 06-24-2015, 01:36 PM
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Drive line clank noise

Been hearing this clank noise when I put car in drive or reverse. Thinking it may be guibo adapter but sounds seems to be come from differential. Anyone have this issue and what was the fix. 2005 745

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Old 06-24-2015, 01:56 PM
Romey-Rome Romey-Rome is offline
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I get that when going through a school zone @ 20~ mph every time I give it a little gas. Only time I notice it. Definitely sounds like it's comming from the diff.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:03 AM
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The cars have a metal universal joint. Midline of the driveshaft. After inspection on my vehicle found it was bad. I was able to find a driveline rebuild specialist in Texas. They rebuilt the entire driveline, installed a new Center carrier bearing, and balanced it for $485.This included shipping to and from. Initially they thought they could not rebuild my driveshaft because they did not have info on it. But they went the extra mile to find the parts for my 760. And got the job done. My car had 105k Miles on it when we discovered the problem. They also recommend replacing the transmission mounts. They run between 16 and $20 apiece there are two of them. They are critical in the alignment of the transmission to the driveshaft.

The noise may be the driveshaft not the rear end.

Here's the link to their BMW page.

http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/...0html/BMW.html

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The best way to tell if it's guibo joint is when driving slowly with window down take foot off accelerator and on and off again. If you feel or here a slight clunk or jerk your guibo is bad.
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