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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 12-27-2016, 03:54 PM   #1
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330 xd hum/ vibration

Hello, problem with 330 xd e46 2003, 5 speed manual
Car is humming/ slightly vibrating from rear of car, sounds like under the rear seat, it also does thump sound when changing any gear( that seems to come from trasfer case or around it).
Humming is the worst with 4 th gear , accelerating 40- 55 mph and then disappears entirely. 3 rd gear makes that noise accelerating 2200-2500 rpm, only for a second. 5 th gear same speed 40-55 mph, but humming is not so bad as with 4th gear.
Checked central shaft bearing, looked fine and tight, same for the guibo/ flex disc and rear differential bushings, central shaft U-joints changed and shaft is balanced, new oil in gearbox, TC, rear diff, also changed most of transfer case bearings.
Any ideas? DMF or something else?

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Old 06-28-2017, 01:18 PM   #2
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Still looking for solution. It seems that when car is cold or/and towing the trailer(or more people), then the problem is more audible.
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330xd, driveshaft, humming, vibration, xd

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