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  1. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    So I've had the dreaded 4x4, ABS and Handbrake Lights on for a while. At first, we replaced the gear which looked worn but still did not solve the problem. The mechanic then recommended changing the Transfer Case Actuator, after replacing it the car did begin to drive better (no...
  2. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    So after years of smooth sailing in my 2002 E53 (X5) I believe I now have a transmission problem. The transmission makes what I can only describe as a loud slam/clunking sound when I accelerate after a sudden decrease in speed. Any ideas on what this might be? :dunno:
  3. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    A couple months ago my 2003 BMW X5 3.0 developed a clunking noise when I accelerate sounds like i'm hitting a pothole than the sound goes away. Also, on my drivers side wheel when i accelerate its a loud screeching noise that is very embarrassing. I plan on taking it to a shop but i would like...
  4. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello! Has anyone had this issue? This is my first snow in my 2000 BMW X5, and I can hear a pretty noticeable clunk when the AWD kicks in... Is this normal? It has over 137k miles, maybe I need to have the diff oil changed? I've had several other AWD cars in the past, have not noticed them...
  5. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    I drive a 1995 540i with 185k miles. It has new motor mounts, struts and front brakes installed. I am trying to troubleshoot a loud clunking coming from the passenger side front end. It seems there is metal to metal contact when I go over certain types of road bumps. The front seems to be...
  6. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Every time I hit the smallest bump in the road, i get a clunking noise that comes from the right side rear of the car. The shocks are new, and the sub frame bushings look fine. I also detached the trailing arm and bounced the rear end around and it still made the noise. I had already bought the...
  7. Do-It-Yourself H.Q.
    Hi Im new here and just wanted to ask some advise. I have a 320td Se Compact on a 2001 plate. There is a "clunking" noise a bit like metal on metal coming from the front right of the car when i go over bumps in the road. I can replicat it by driving over the cats eyes. I replaced th upper...
  8. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    I hope some of you may be able to help answer a question regarding the alignment on a 1991 535i. Here is the story: I took the car in for an alignment because the left front tire began slightly rubbing against the strut. No rubbing on the right side and both front wheels have spacers to...
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