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Old 05-26-2011, 10:45 PM   #26
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Columbia Falls, Montana
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My Ride: 2003 325XI
Originally Posted by Kubica View Post
Your issue almost sounds like a bad front strut.

Definitely check the axles though- it's very easy. Grab the shafts and look for more than 1mm of play front/back. And the tell-tale grease will tell you if a boot has split.

That's rough about the front diff. Do you have a manual tranny? Maybe you have my old front diff!
Thanks for your take and your advice Kubica. I'll check the axles this weekend. The tranny is a Step although I'd much prefer the manual. Honestly I was just happy to find an affordable xi with low miles. I bought it in December '09 with 52k on it and only now have 63K.

It's a great all around car that I plan on keeping for a long time. I've spent a lot of time in the last few months researching this site in order to really get to know what I bought. I'm getting there. Thanks again.
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