330Xi Rumble

Discussion in 'Audi and BMW Related' started by Garf11, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Garf11

    Garf11 New Member

    I have a 2003 BMW 330xi. I have been having a rumble when I hit the gas coming from the front on the car. Its only when I hit the gas, it gets stronger with faster speed. I replaced both drive shafts myself but to no avail. My question is, what else can it be? CV joint, control arm bushing, tie rod?
  2. lorge1989

    lorge1989 Posting- God

    Can you give a better description other than just 'a rumble'?
  3. Garf11

    Garf11 New Member

    Its not a metal on metal sound. Its a rumble, like something is lose and the power is making it bounce around. Its a deep bass sound, like a bang, not to loud though but noticable. I also felt it get worse once or twice then I turned to the left.
  4. Xander

    Xander McLovin

    Front diff?

  5. Garf11

    Garf11 New Member

    We checked that when we did the drive shafts.
  6. Garf11

    Garf11 New Member

    I actually took it to the BMW dealership and they ran all there tests on it, said it was the drive shafts. So I swapped them and the rumble is still there. I brought it back and told them about it, I was pissed, they said sorry but nothing they could do about it. They wanted to check it again but I said no, so this is where I stand.
  7. VonThurn

    VonThurn Member

    I had a similar rumble in my e36. I'm not sure what the part is called but it's the circular 2 inch rubber piece between the drive shaft and the transmission. The rubber was starting to break away and whenever I hit the gas it would cause a rumble.

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  8. t3h JAM

    t3h JAM Minglor's Lover

  9. Garf11

    Garf11 New Member

    Yeah that's the flex disc or aka guibo. I replaced that when I did the drive shafts.
  10. VonThurn

    VonThurn Member

    Yeah that's the name. Sorry that's all I got.

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