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Old 10-04-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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Wobbly Noise at around 60km/h

My 1995 325I starts making a, wobbly and cyclical (like a flat tire) is the best that I can describe it, noise at around 60km/h in 3rd gear or higher. The noise sometimes starts before or after I hit 60, and it isnt rpm dependent. I cant really hear the noise at lower speeds, because the hole in my muffler may be drowning it out. Im scared of driving it further in case it could cause further damage. Any suggestions as to what it could be?
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:22 PM   #2
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Has the car been parked for a while? Tires may have a flat spot. Could be out of balance, rim could be bent.

Rotate the tires, you might be able to detect which tire is affected. At worst, you'll screw up a bearing.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:11 PM   #3
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New tires were put on at the end of august, the tires do look kind of flat however so that might be it.. Im not sure if the car was parked for a while, but im guessing the people I bought it from replaced the tires because of usage. Ill try out your suggestion and see if it fixes the problem--I guess new tires can sometimes mean new problems..
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:48 PM   #4
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New tires can be out of round, imbalanced, or your rims could improperly torqued.

At the very least try the rotation thing and let us know what happens.
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:45 PM   #5
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Ok, well I got my car diagnosed, and the noise was caused by a right rear bearing starting to go, and a bent rim on the rear driver side. Now i gotta find a bearing.. and a rim.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:05 AM   #6
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bent rim wont make that noise, bearing will, fix bearing first, and then source out the rim afterwards if it still hasnt gone away yet,
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:37 AM   #7
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ahh cool. i wonder if i can still drive on that bent rim or not.. if so i'll leave it for another day, when i have some money..
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:56 PM   #8
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if the rim is not horribly bent you should be fine...does it cause any shaking or not? id replace the bearing asap
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