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Old 08-26-2009, 05:23 AM   #1
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Very annoying NOISE (Rear)

Plz help, hopefully someone had something similar.

I have tried everything I cleaned my whole boot out tire, Sub, tools, cleaning kits everything still nothing sound seems to be appearing under car, rear left just were my exhaust/springs go.


NExt I bought WD40 (squeaking remover) went underneath the rear & sprayed the Fuk out of the whole rear both sides, Shockers, springs, diff & whatever else I could see.


WD40 didnt help Im out of options it seems to only happen in 1st,2nd,3rd gear maybe 4th but not as much, Leaving the drive way I can hear & from start when I accelerate from 1st & remove the foot without changing into 2nd I hear it.


I just hate the noise & only started 2 days ago pisses me off.


Any ideas would help me.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:52 AM   #2
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Can you describe the noise? Also is it just noise or do you feel anything when driving?
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:44 AM   #3
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Noise would really sound like when your suspension would squeak. Defiantly Noise only I don't see anything wrong with the car what so ever.

Im really out of ideas, just before as I was pulling in my drive way my front wheel didn't hear a noise as soon as I get to my rear I start to hear it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:06 AM   #4
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I guess no1 had a noise like thhis : ( ohh well I guess ill keep on listing where the noise is coming from.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:10 AM   #5
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Still got hope som1 will reply lol lol
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:10 AM   #6
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mmm ANY1 hehe
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:16 AM   #7
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rear shock mounts? or the latches for your seat to attach too when you don't fold them down? or your trucnk latch?
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:30 AM   #8
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Yess I have sprayd the latches while the rear set were down & the trunk, wired ****. Shock mounts Maybe But I Sprayed that area good to, I tho it must be shocks or the suspension but still noise.

Som1 said could be my exhaust, I dont know how that could be but hey anything could be triggering it. (Exhaust not lose)
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:58 AM   #9
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Check your rear coil springs. Maybe one is broken. And BTW, you have to look really hard at it, it's usually the very bottom coil is the one that broke.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:05 AM   #10
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When you say Coil Springs Do you mean my rear Suspension SORRY not high tech mechanic here lol.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:43 AM   #11
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When you say Coil Springs Do you mean my rear Suspension SORRY not high tech mechanic here lol.
Yes, one on each side next to the shock. I just realized you live in Australia, so you probably don't have the salt issue like us in the Northeastern US.

But maybe your problem is the rear shock and or shock mount.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:48 PM   #12
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ohh yea, Salt issue defiantly not here where I live.

thanks Botaman Ill look into my rear Springs/shock mount.


Here goes another day of squeaking noise while driving.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:57 PM   #13
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I have the same exact annoying noise on my 330xi in the same spot that your talking about...Unfortunately I also have no idea what it is and have done the same spray down as you, my solution has been to just turn up the stereo to a level where I cant hear the annoying squeak.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:07 PM   #14
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The noise could be the guibo, differential or the areas close to these. These areas are affected by abrupt changes in toque. Lower gear gives greater torque resulting in more prominent noise. The guibo should be inspected for any unusual marks or cracks on it.

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:11 PM   #15
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I have the noise on the rear left (driver's) side coming from spring area. It's apparent when I drive slow, over the bumps, where wheels go up and down. I took everything apart and it looks like rubber spring pads are torn. I ordered replacements and will change those over the weekend.

Will also inspect my RSM's
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:32 AM   #16
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I have the same exact annoying noise on my 330xi in the same spot that your talking about...Unfortunately I also have no idea what it is and have done the same spray down as you, my solution has been to just turn up the stereo to a level where I cant hear the annoying squeak.


eheh funny well I like you solution lol, I got told by local repairer here that its something to do with my muffler to be Re-welded again, Hopefully his right he sounded very positive.

Ill get the noise soon.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:53 PM   #17
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Did you guys ever find the problem? I am having this too.
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:40 AM   #18
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sorry for the late reply. I got told it was my muffler it had to be re-welded thats making that noise, I still haven't fixed it but will do so soon, ill post back once they fix it hopefully its that.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:29 AM   #19
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sorry for the late reply. I got told it was my muffler it had to be re-welded thats making that noise, I still haven't fixed it but will do so soon, ill post back once they fix it hopefully its that.
I have the same problem too!!!! For me it sounds like this shaking sounds almost like the door vibrateing but its not. and it notice that my exhaust tips were welded together but now they broke up and i think the nosie has started when that happened
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:07 PM   #20
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All of the things you mention was there when my subframe tore.....
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