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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 04-11-2016, 07:16 PM   #1
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My Ride: 2001 325i Black e46
Help... Car will not move!

My car won't move... It sounds terrible! Several popping noises from the right rear wheel ... Motor is fine, no codes, no leaks, no noises. Trans will not go into R or 5th now...

Car description: 2001 325i manual sedan e46 218,000 on odometer but motor was rebuilt 40,000 ago. 245/45/18 all around.

Any suggestions? I'm a single woman, battling cancer and on limited income. I can't afford a goose chase. Please advise the most cost efficient remedy. New used Tranny? Clutch? Bearing? Axle?

I appreciate any help I may get. Thank you for reading.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:50 AM   #2
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We will need more information. What was the car doing before this? You say the right rear wheel is making noises but the transmission won't go into 5th or reverse? Are you sure the noises aren't coming from the transmission? Does the clutch feel normal? Does the gear lever slot into each gear normally? Do first through fourth engage normally? Can you look under the rear of the car to see if there is a problem with either of the rear drive axles?

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Old 04-12-2016, 08:52 AM   #3
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Does the clutch petal have a grinding feeling when depressed?

ZHP Mods: JB Lightweight fly wheel (10.5 pounds), Koni FSD ProKit, Supreme Power Drop Hats, Hotchkis front(30.2mm)/rear(25.4mm) sway bars, Sprint Booster, AFE Stage 1 Intake, Morimoto EvoX-R Headlights, Orion V4 Angel Eyes, Satin Black 18x9 ET42 APEX ARC-8 Wheel

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Old 04-12-2016, 09:58 AM   #4
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Have you left your parking brake on for any long amount of time? (dealing with this now and the car wouldn't move after sitting for a few days, new parking brake parts are in the mail )
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a list of parts to replace on these is easy; just replace everything.
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