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Old 02-05-2017, 06:59 PM   #1
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Rear end shudder

Good evening. I just purchased a 03 330xi. It has a rear end shudder between 15-20 miles an hr. Any thoughts?


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Old 02-05-2017, 09:03 PM   #2
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We need more info to help...

Did you have the suspension/driveshaft inspected? what is the maintenance history on the car?
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:08 PM   #3
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Had a PPI. Mechanic could hear/feel it. Wasn't sure what it might be. Everything else checked out on the car.
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:09 PM   #4
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Add: he said all bushings seemed to be fair to good condition.
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:40 PM   #5
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It can be the center support bearing, drive shaft out of balance, flex disk/guibo from the driveshaft portion. After that axles, wheel bearings
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:38 AM   #6
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Sorry for interuption, I have similar problem. How common is for driveshaft to be out of balance? I have changed csb and guibo and similar problem appeared again after few months. Shaking while acceleration on low speeds.
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:57 PM   #7
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I had a similar problem with my 323, it would shudder from about 10 mph up until the 1-2 shift then smooth as fast as you wanted to go. In my case I first did the guibo and center support bearing but it didn't change anything. The u-joints seemed tight and they are not serviceable so I was hesitant but without any better ideas I went ahead and put in a rebuilt driveshaft and that cured it. YMMV.

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