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2000 BMW 323Ci Question: When I shift into any gear I hear a thumping noise in the rear of the vehicle.

 

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jm72504, Boise, ID, February 16, 2011, 02:56
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Anytime I shift I am getting this thumping noise. When the car is idle and I move the gear shifter I can hear this thump like something is loose. The car is a 5 speed manual transmission. This thumping sound only happens when I shift.

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, February 16, 2011, 04:47
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    could be one of a number of things. driveshaft flex disc?
    rear subframe mounts? car needs to go up on a lift and a
    visual inspection by an experienced BMW technician. whenever someone says "like something is loose", have it
    inspected NOW, before it falls off!

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    Visitor, February 16, 2011, 08:37

    Thanks for the advice!

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