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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 03-15-2011, 11:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy Severe vibration Rt side of XI only going uphill.

Hello E46'rs,
My 2005 325 XI is vibrating and shaking only when I travel at highway speeds and only uphill (those 2 parameters must be met in order to notice it). Feels like it is coming from the Right side. There is also some increased outer wear on the Right tire as opposed to the left. Also, the alignment of the vehicle is clearly off as it pulls to the left. Any ideas?
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:21 AM   #2
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Grease your 2 front axel and you will delite your problem...the 2 boot close to front difff are out of grease...but chek all 4 of them..
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:25 AM   #3
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Sounds like an FCAB or ball joint issue.

Jack up the front right and shake the hell out of it to see if there's any play.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:12 PM   #4
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Thanks Kubica and My white xi, I will check that out.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:25 AM   #5
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In addition to the above...you might take a look at your right side motor mount.
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