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  1. Front propshaft and drive shafts

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    2010 BMW X5 E70 with 120,000 miles. Vibration on acceleration. I have recently fitted a new front propshaft, genuine BMW part, the type with a universal joint on it (hardy spicer joint) as the joint was seized, and was causing a vibration. I contacted BMW about the problem, but they said there...
  2. E39 530i Incredible Judder above 40mph

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, I have turned to the forums to search for help regarding the issues I am experiencing with my E39 5'er, as I have hit a dead-end and don't know what to do! A couple of weeks ago, as I approached 80mph you could feel a noticeable judder through the bottom of the seat, and the arm...
  3. Propshaft coupling

    General BMW Discussions
    How badly damaged does one of these need to be to cause a problem? I have a vibration on my car under hard acceleration in the higher gears when the torque is at its peak and i though it would be this. Upon inspection the front one looks fine, however the rear has some cracks but still...
  4. 2005 330d propshaft coupling

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    My car has started making a strange vibration under hard acceleration. Generally it only does it in 6th gear at 70mph when you floor the throttle. After a bit of research i suspect its the rear propshaft coupling or donut or guibo whatever you want to call it. Anyone got experience of...
  5. E46 propshaft coupler

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    Took my 325 e46 2003 (bought 3 weeks ago)for a service today , whilst up in the air giving the once over he noticed the propshaft coupling was shot quite bad and also the rear brake lines badly coroded , which are now getting replaced. Is the propshaft coupler a regular problem ? Or am I just...
  6. Propshaft doughnut and centre bearing help please

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    Hi guys, my brother in law has a 2007 320d and recently had the propshaft centre bearing bracket and front donut replaced, after around 5 weeks had to have them done again in diff garage who said not done properly and now done in again after less than 2 weeks, surely there has to be a reason for...
  7. Annoying propshaft issue. Just need blunt answer.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi sorry to ask this as bound to be asked before but cant seem to find a blunt answer. Ive got a 318i on a 2002 plate. The propshaft centre bearing was shot to bits which i replaced and i know it was put on correctly, the guibo was in good condition so didnt replace that. Its all back together...
  8. E90 330D saloon - replacing front propshaft donut (doughnut)

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    E90 330D saloon - replacing front propshaft donut (doughnut) / Guibo Hi, So I've been having an issue with vibration on the car at high RPM and narrowed it down to something in the propshaft assembly. I got a garage to check this and confirmed the front propshaft donut needs replacing and...
  9. Catastrophic damage after propshaft failure?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey all, hopefully this is the correct forum to ask in. Owner of a 2004 E46 318ci, about 77k on the clock. Had a slight juddering recently which I was told was the exhaust under acceleration in lower gears, turns out it wasn't that and when pulling away my propshaft broke, pulling the gear stick...
  10. Ticking noise on moving E46 320D Think from Propshaft

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Folks, So I've recently been getting judder from my propshaft under acceleration, at least I've suspected it is this (the centre support mount/bearing being the issue) and am getting a guy to strip down this weekend. This morning the car developed a ticking sound under the gearbox. Seems to...
  11. E60 2008 530d - diff to propshaft seal leaking

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there - I've got some oil weeping from the differential to propshaft seal. I've seen from some other threads that it's not too difficult to replace but I'm getting a bit confused as to the exact part (seal) I will need. On RealOEM I find this part number 33107609536 (number 9 in the diagram)...
  12. Propshaft Coupling - Guibo Joint - Universal Joint issues

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    I have a 2004 e65 730D. After seeing a few threads online (and noticing a bit of jerking movement when the car gets to a stop) I decided to change it. Everything went smoothly (have a friend with a garage so used the ramp and tools). I nearly had a massive OH NO moment though After we put...
  13. X5 2010 e70 - front propshaft failure -

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    I have a 2010 E70 X5 4.0d SE that suffered a catastrophic failure [Front Propshaft broke away smashing a large whole in the engine] I am aware of an August Technical Bulletin [SI B26 01 14] published by BMW North America that identifies problems with the Front Drive Shaft of X5 E70 including...
  14. 2001 E46 330d Touring - Propshaft Vibration on decelleration

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Afternoon All, First post here, as I used to be a BMWLand member. I have just replace the clutch, flywheel, throwout bearing, propshaft centre mount and guido on my e46. Previously no issues except some clutch slippage now I get very heavy vibration towards the rear when decellerating. Steps...
  15. 2002 E46 330d Propshaft CV siezed?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, I have only owned my new car for a week when I heard a grinding and crunching from the back of the car. I stopped imediatelly and got the car to my local garage. with the car in the air the Cv between the prop and the diff looks swollen and out of shape. Any advice on the likely and...
  16. Wanted 318is Propshaft

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    E36 318is Propshaft required part number 26111227827
  17. My 330ci convertible 03 plate keeps shredding front propshaft donut and centre bearingany help why ??

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Could do with some help if someone's experienced same prob thanks jon
  18. E39 propshaft compatibility / interchangabiliy - do all models share the same unit?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Is the propshaft a shared item across E39s? I have the dreaded click, click, click and a thorough search of the ńet suggests that itś the CV joint at the end of the propshaft. So I need to get a replacement. I have looked on Ebay and they all look the same (despite differing part numbers) and...
  19. Propshaft center bearing noise?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys Can someone describe the noise of a center bearing going or gone? I dont thing the rubber has as its not clunking The local garage has quoted 140 all in which I think is about right but I wanted to make sure the noise im hearing could be it.
  20. 2003 330d M Sport auto/tip - auto box issue or propshaft?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, when 'cruising' at circa.70mph/2000rpm car develops a slight shudder and feels like it can't decide to change up/down. Tacho needle wavers up/down, as does mpg needle. There does also sound like a vibration coming from left rear. Would it be a propshaft issue with the vibration...