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Old 07-24-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy Weird Noise Coming From The Rear

When I start my M3 and pull out of the drive to make a turn i'm hearing a loud grinding noise from the rear what can this possibly be. I've had the differential fluid changed twice in a 2 month period thinking it was that from what i've read on the forums. This seems to happen when i'm at below 20 mph and turning. Can someone help me figure this out, it's really embarrassing driving and have people looking at you because of this annoying noise.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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Weird Noise Coming From The Rear

Wheel bearing perhaps. If you jack up the car and rotate the wheels by hand does it make an grinding noise ?


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Old 07-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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I'm going to have to try that when i get the time this weekend. How much do you think i'm looking at for that to be done. Can a wheel bearing be something to hold off on, or is it a major priority. Another question is, would this be the rear bearing or do i need to replace the front also. Thanks for the help by the way.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:41 AM   #4
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The bearing it's self costs around $75-80 per side and if you're paying a shop to do it, I'd imagine at least 3-4 hours of labor. I wouldn't hold off on a repair like this, the bearing is important. Replace both rears at the same time, if the front's aren't making any noise they don't need to be replaced at this time.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
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Alright thanks really apreaciate it. Now I have to find a shop that's not going to over charge me for this to be done.
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