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Old 09-25-2006, 11:57 PM   #1
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Weird tranny noise

Hello everyone,

I own a 97 318i, and I have recently noticed a strange noise coming - I assume - from the transmission. The loud "clanky" sound is only noticeable when the car is in neutral or as I am about to shift into the first and second gears. I have seen this happen with other bimmers of the same model, but never bothered to look the details up on the Internet - until now.

Can anybody give me any tips on what's causing the noise?

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Old 09-26-2006, 06:33 AM   #2
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i think your tranny is going?
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:23 AM   #3
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I'd check all of theis before assuming tranny is toast.
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