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Old 09-15-2019, 03:09 PM
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Chirp Noise

Hello my fellow Bimmer folks. So I been having this annoying chirp noise coming from my driver side area on my 2005 BMW x3. I originally thought it was the belts and pulleys. Changed those out and the noise is still there. Thought it could be my brakes but I checked them and they look good. I have a video of the noise but I don't know how to post it.

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Old 09-15-2019, 03:13 PM
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The front driveshaft is just under the US-driver's side. Check its condition.

But could be a lot of other things -- we need a better description, and an audio recording might help a lot too.
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Old 09-15-2019, 03:45 PM
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Here's the video of the noise.
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:10 PM
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Check the bolts holding the PS pump on; the ones on my E46 had backed out resulting in a chirping noise.


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Old 09-15-2019, 06:14 PM
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Ok I'll check those out.
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:05 AM
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Noise at idle with vehicular stopped?

Noise when rolling?

Think about how you can isolate engine from other car noise and feed those test results back.

The PS pump on ours chirped at 120k until I did three series of ATF drain and fills
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:49 AM
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Noise happens when rolling. When I accelerate from a stop it'll chirp. After certain speeds the chirp goes away. I'm trying to upload the video but I'm having trouble.
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:35 AM
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Sounds normal, but may be overwhelmed by the wind noise, indicator, etc. A chipmunk sound at the very end?
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Old 09-16-2019, 05:37 AM
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But look for something dragging, or rubbing the driveshafts or halfshafts like a wiring harness.
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Too much wind noise

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Old 09-16-2019, 06:23 AM
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I bet it is your driveshaft carrier bearing. Mine did the exact same thing. It will likely get louder as the temperature drops.


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Old 09-16-2019, 07:11 AM
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I will try to get a better video but yes it does sound like a chipmunk hahaha. Also the noise does seem more noticeable in the early mornings when it's a bit colder.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:02 AM
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Is the drive shaft carrier bearing a separate part from the actual drive shaft?
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:34 AM
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Yes it is. You have to remove the driveshaft to replace it. Itís a common problem. Lots of diy write ups on how to do it.


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Old 09-16-2019, 09:50 AM
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Remember to mark, well, the DS's two parts' alignment before disassembling!
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:46 PM
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This is just a shot in the dark but could a PCV do that? I have heard them make noises before of a high pitch.
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