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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 10-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
mitchstade
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Rubbing or worn out when I turn right

2002 manual 325xi and there's no noise at all and not when I'm going left/acc/dec or sharp turns but I hear a hum or a rubbing noise. If I had to guess I would say something is worn out but I'm unsure and it's only when I go around a bend and have to turn the steering wheel right -also sounds like the right side of the car as well I'm don't think it would be the brakes but maybe an axle?


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Old 10-26-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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Rubbing or worn out when I turn right

Have you checked out the left side ? Taken the tire off and looked at these things? Could be a wheel bearing starting to go. Is it a noticeable hum that gets louder as you get up to speed or does it stay the same regardless of speed?


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