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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 12-18-2015, 05:03 PM   #61
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I have a 02 330xi and i had the same problem, vibration under acceleration, the only difference was it also happened at high gears like on the highway. My boot was also cracked and leaking and I bought the axle myself and it fixed the problem, cheap easy fix and I wouldnt worry about it.

http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/...FZIWHwodTdkB7Q

there is the link to the axle that will fix your car.
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:18 PM   #62
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ya gotta be kidding me about all these vibration issues... my neighbor has a 325i. I tell him about this vibration issue (yes the issue is still here) i have and whataya know he tells me "yeah ya know funny you say that b/c i think im starting to feel one too"

Yo rider i wish that helped mine. Had my replaced. No luck. So as of last week everything from the flex disc back is all new. Vibration still here. I suppose I can change out the tranny mounts. Maybe the issue is further up.

btw sorry didnt realize this was xi forum

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Old 04-07-2016, 12:25 PM   #63
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ya gotta be kidding me about all these vibration issues... my neighbor has a 325i. I tell him about this vibration issue (yes the issue is still here) i have and whataya know he tells me "yeah ya know funny you say that b/c i think im starting to feel one too"

Yo rider i wish that helped mine. Had my replaced. No luck. So as of last week everything from the flex disc back is all new. Vibration still here. I suppose I can change out the tranny mounts. Maybe the issue is further up.

btw sorry didnt realize this was xi forum
my e46 is fixed the rear right axle was the problem. Just figured I let everyone know or whoever comes across this thread
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:27 AM   #64
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I am having the dreaded vibration aswell aswell....I have a time with BMW on the 25th April. It sounds like I also have to replace my bushings with symptoms of clunking and wobble in the steering wheel after going over slight sharp "bumps/edges", but as said also the vibration on accellerating at high way speeds and uphill....... pooooh!!! Still love this car though.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:36 AM   #65
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I am having the dreaded vibration aswell aswell....I have a time with BMW on the 25th April. It sounds like I also have to replace my bushings with symptoms of clunking and wobble in the steering wheel after going over slight sharp "bumps/edges", but as said also the vibration on accellerating at high way speeds and uphill....... pooooh!!! Still love this car though.
Sounds like the axle. I had the same symptoms.
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a list of parts to replace on these is easy; just replace everything.
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:38 PM   #66
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Motor mounts can cause this on the xi and other models.
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Old 09-17-2016, 04:52 PM   #67
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Motor mounts can cause this on the xi and other models.
That's usually at stop signs/lights.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:32 PM   #68
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what is the best way to check the rear axles?
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:03 PM   #69
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Get the car in the air and look for boot tears. Typically those are pretty rock solid. I would be more worried about the front vs the rear.
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