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Today replaced front left axle shaft and the ticking got much worse. Mechanic drove around in the p. lot with the hood up laying over the engine bay and noted the noise travelling up the frame rails. Tonite he's going to disconnect the front drive shaft and start breaking this down bit by bit to help resolve the issue. But he's puzzled and has no real answers at this time................. which is bad for me........ cause I have a buyer for the X5 and they were ok with this issue............ but I felt bad and was going to pay to have it fixed for them........... and made it worse. Goes to prove kindness and honesty will f*k you in the azz............... I'm really frustrated and pissed off right now.
I was gonna suggest the same thing but a single stetho. But then when I read the scenarios again, the noise only comes when the car is moving.
So in order to be able to use a mechanic's stetho, I guess someone has to squat on top of the engine compartment with the hood open to listen to noises when the car is being test driven. Stunt man anyone?