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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:05 AM
jetgreencoupe jetgreencoupe is offline
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Clunking

My 2001 3.0 coupe with 39,000 miles on it has developed a clunking sound from underneath the rear of the car when I push the clutch in. It almost a double clunk. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:48 AM
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I'd check the giubo ( rubber puck 'tween the drive shaft and tranny), uni joint, drive shaft support bearing. Gotta get the car in the air for these, rear wheels hanging. Does it make this sound EVERY time you step on the clutch? How about releasing once in gear?
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:42 AM
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No, just when engaging. If I push it in more forcefully it does not make the sound.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:54 PM
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There are quite a few things that it could be such as transmission mounts, motor mounts, clutch fork pivot, clutch slave cylinder, guibo, center support bearing mounts, driveshaft splines, differential, constant velocity joints, and the dreaded differential mount. Since you think the sound is coming from behind you, I think the most likely of these are center support bearing mount, seized driveshaft splines, and the differential mount. You will have to get under there to inspect things.
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