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Old 09-04-2016, 02:28 AM
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X1 Rear Axle noise

I have started getting a loud clanging noise on the rear passenger rear end. It sounds like a clanking / knocking / clicking noise from underneath the car (it can be quite loud). It gets quicker as I accelerate but can still be heard when foot off the accelerator pedal. It happens in all gears, slow and fast, get the odd click when almost at standstill. also doesn't matter if i'm on a fllat smooth road or bumpy, it can still be heard. It is intermittent also, so can suddenly go away, then come back a few days later, very mysterious. Its very inconsistant too. it sounds like a clicking noise sometimes and a popping noise at other times... The local garage think it could be the drive shaft but not sure, so I'm reluctant to spend money getting thaat done if it isn't. He had it on the ramp to see if anything was loose but wasn't, I drove it away and the noise went away for a month, but now it's back. It sometimes sounds like a rattle/vibration or something catching underneath?? Any advice would be welcome if anyone has experienced this.
Just to add it is not a whining noise but a clack clack clack, like something catching the underside on every wheel rotation. Not sure either if it has anything to do with my handbrake, as that feels as if it's sticking too but could be totally unrelated, as I'm no mechanic. Thanks.

Update - It does sound a lot like this
So could be the CV joint but then wouldn't that be a permanent noise and not go away??

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Old 09-04-2016, 05:25 AM
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Is the noise consistent with wheel rotation? In other words, as the faster you go, does the noise speed up as if you had a rock stuck in the tire tread?
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:28 AM
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Is the noise consistent with wheel rotation? In other words, as the faster you go, does the noise speed up as if you had a rock stuck in the tire tread?
Yes it is consistent with wheel rotation. The speed of the clicking that is, the only thing to add is that it can disappear for a up to a minute or so then come back.

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rear axle noise?

Hi, I am experiencing a similar noise with my X1, so I am wondering what was your final diagnosis and resolution?
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