ssh..ssh...ssh from under center of car? - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > E46 Xi Forum

E46 Xi Forum
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.

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 12-14-2019, 10:57 PM   #1
Mike.jones
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Halfmoon, NY
Posts: 7
My Ride: 2004 325xi
Year: 2004
Model: 325xi
Transmission: 5 speed
ssh..ssh...ssh from under center of car?

Looking for suggestions. 2004 325xi 5 speed, 177K miles has recently started making an odd noise. Seems to be coming from under the center of the car, varies with road speed and not engine speed. Happens with clutch in or out.

It's a light "sssh" noise. If I were guessing I'd say it sounds like something metal had come loose (exhaust heat shield?) and was resting against the driveshaft, except that it doesn't happen all the time.

It does it probably 70% of the time, but I haven't been able to related anything to when it does or doesn't happen. It sometimes goes away for days at a time, then comes back. It doesn't seem to be getting worse (louder), but I'd rather not wait until it does to figure it out.

Any suggestions? I haven't had a chance to get it on a lift yet, but hope to in the next week or so?
Mike.jones is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.