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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Please help: Annoying clicking noise from rear of my e46 [video included]

Hi guys,
My 04 318ci makes clicking noise (only) when stepped on the gas paddle. The noise comes from the rear end of the car and its getting louder everyday.
Could it be diff??

Please have a look at the video below -


Many thanks in advance
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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Tell the guy sittin in the back seat to stop crumpling that piece of paper. Cant hear anything useful on vid. Is it only when shifting?
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Sounds like exhaust rattling on the bottom of the car. Grab your tail pipe and give it some good tugs left and right up and down and see if you can get it to bang off the car.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:49 PM   #4
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Do you feel anything when the noise occurs.

The first thing that comes to mind is center support bearing.

Are you sure its in the rear?
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