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Noise in rear left tire BMW 325i 1988

Mechanic said that is the Drive Shaft, did not give me a price yet. Talked to other mechanic for a second opinion, he said that it is very expensive to replace the Drive Shaft, but I could get the oil check in it first, that may fix the problem. Advice please

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  • jmt1152 Jan 09, 2009

    Thank you edmasters, I just find out that is the weeel bearing. It is $300 not so bad as to replace the drive shaft.



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I had the same thing happen, it was the wheel bearing. It's still costly, it has to be pressed in and old one out.

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