BMW X3 clunking noise from back end

2007 BMW X3 Problem

Ref#16435
CarBMW X3 m-sport 2.0d
Year2007
OwnerMarkhendo
Posted17/02/2014
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hi
my bmw x3 07 , 100,000 miles has started to clunk quite badly when i just set off but when up to speed there's no problem , until i slow down to about 10 mph - 0 from what sounds like the rear axle , when going up through the gears its fine like i say its just when i set off & come to a stop , hope you guys can help
Problem Category
Gearbox & Clutch

Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11465 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Heard that if you run these cars without non star rated tyres can cause the clunking .Worth checking ? BMW approved tyres have a star on the sidewall.


Posted on Tuesday 18th of February 2014
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Markhendo | Driver | Since: Feb 2014 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Thanks
I've checked the tyres they are approved from BMW for this model , when I listen closely
It does feel like the drive shaft slightly slipping at low speed or the part that turns it Not sure & there's seems to be like what I can only explain is a sound that sounds like a police siren when excelerating somebody mentioned its a common problem with the x3 bug I don't know !


Posted on Tuesday 18th of February 2014
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11465 | View Garage
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Could be driveshaft , coupling ,support bearing or a wheel bearing.Really need to get it checked out .


Posted on Tuesday 18th of February 2014
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Markhendo | Driver | Since: Feb 2014 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
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Thanks I'll get the garage to check it out


Posted on Wednesday 19th of February 2014
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