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Old 01-13-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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ANNOYING squeaking noise from back right wheel.

So I drive a 2001 BMW 323i, I absolutely love it except for one thing, it squeak like crazy when going over bumps. It's been doing this for about a month. The car drive normal, a bit rough but she's low and still going on all 4 original suspension. I got a video so you can clearly ear what i'm talking about, you just can't miss it. It's comming from the back right wheel, I tcheked to see if the battery or the spare tire was loose but everything is nice and solid... My guess is that the suspension is probably in cause... Here is the vid, sorry for the shakyness, I used my Iphone and Quebec roads are just awfull...
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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Wheel bearing?
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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Forgot to mention, after driving for a while, let's say 30-40 minutes, it stop...
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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That was the same exact noise my rear shock mount on the right side was making about 2 weeks ago before I replaced it. No more squeeky noise after I replaced it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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Will it hurt my car if I leave it that way for a month or two? I already got my starter that is getting replaced this week and I gotta pay few more expense before doing any serious repair...
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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If you're hearing it that clearly, maybe the rear shock punched through the RSM, or subframe issues.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #7
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OP check your subframe mounting area, look for tearing in the sheet metal where the subframe mounts.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:46 PM   #8
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My car got 2001 badges/stickers, 2001 323i owner manual and is registered as a 2001, plus here in canada we have 323i all the way up to 2012. Back to topic: I have an appointment tuesday for my starter, i'll ask the guys if they could take a look at that...

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:51 PM   #9
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your right about it, there are 2001 323i...... i dont think he is refering to 318i. cuz they didnt have 318i (atleast in the states but not sure about other countries) in 2001 but DID have 323i....... that dude is crazy
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your right about it, there are 2001 323i...... i dont think he is refering to 318i. cuz they didnt have 318i (atleast in the states but not sure about other countries) in 2001 but DID have 323i....... that dude is crazy
Crazy, no mistaking...yes.
Did you not see the advice I gave? Was that crazy?

My mistake, the last production month (US) was 10/2000 which would be a 2001.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:07 PM   #11
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Yah, I think it was built in late 2000 and sold as a 2001. Is changing the shocks mounts a complicated job? Will I hurt my car if I use it like it is right now?
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