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Old 08-19-2014, 05:06 PM
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Transfer case?

Having issues with my 07 335xi I had two different tired in the front and back with two different tire thread sizes... Now I got new tired and hear clunking everytime I turn hard... Could it be the transfer case causing this?


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Old 08-19-2014, 06:14 PM
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And Xi requires the tires be the same diameter.

And Xi requires the tires be the same diameter.
As does any awd car.
Did this start when you changed tires?

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Old 08-19-2014, 06:15 PM
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I got new tires and they were all the same size and I'm still having an issue


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Old 08-19-2014, 06:25 PM
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It should have thrown an error code if something went wrong.

It should have thrown an error code if something went wrong.
How old and how many miles does the car have on it.
I think you need to have it inspected.
Can you record a video with your cell and put it online here maybe someone
will know what it is by the sound.
You said the treads were different in the first entry that suggests different tires.

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Old 08-19-2014, 09:40 PM
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After doing research and driving it around more .. It doesn't seem like a transfer case. I get the clunking when I turn and it's in neutral and Also when I first turn to the left or right... But the clunking will stop if I keep turning I'm the same direction for a while.. I can't record it because it's not loud its more of a feeling with the car


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Old 08-20-2014, 06:16 AM
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I got new tires and they were all the same size and I'm still having an issue


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If you damaged the transfer case before mounting new tires, tires of the same size won't fix a blown transfer case.

Post your original tire sizes and the new tire sizes
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:51 AM
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Sounds like normal power steering shudder if you are turning the wheel while stopped. The stickiness of the tread can cause the pump to work harder. Does it do it while driving?


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Old 08-21-2014, 05:52 AM
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I only notice it with turning


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Old 08-21-2014, 06:02 AM
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For whatever it's worth.... I had a "thunking noise" in my 2007.... turns out, my dampers had failed. All 4 of them failed within a month. Once replaced, no more thunking... Of course I have a 328 not a 335, so your issue may be different.

But like the others are saying... proper tires are critical to the life of the AWD system and the transfer case specifically... Same size... same brand... all changed at the same time to maximize the life of the t-case.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:04 AM
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I got brand new tires two months ago but I think having two different brands and tires sizes killed it for sure


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Old 08-21-2014, 06:20 AM
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I would imagine though a failed/failing t-case would generate some type of code... If you aren't seeing any, just double check those dampers/springs for the heck of it... Like I mentioned, all 4 failed in the E92... and the two rear springs failed in my wife's X3... both cars would "thunk".
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:26 AM
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The only code I pulled up with my car was for the Vanos but that's a whole other issue... I'll make sure to check what you are talking about


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How many miles and what service has been done to the transfer case.
Clunking sounds like driveline or suspension which means you should be able to replicate the suspension pushing down or side to side.
Sure sounds like getting it up on a rack is in order to check suspension and driveline to include CV joints.
Also if you have over 50K miles on the transfer case and have not changed it I would change it out and the diffs too at that mileage.
These are small quantity units and don't take well to infrequent changes. Your transfer case holds only 0.6L and front diff too. Rear I think is 1.1L...
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