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      12-21-2019, 10:29 AM   #1
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Is this the noise of a bad front differential?

I have a sound that's coming from the front of my car . Sounds like a metallic rubbing sound . Sounds like a bearing when it's worn out .
It seems to be most noticeable on declaration , you can make it do it by taking your foot on and off the gas.

Any one else had the same issue ?
It's a 2013 20d x drive e84 .
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      12-23-2019, 09:44 AM   #2
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I have a sound that's coming from the front of my car . Sounds like a metallic rubbing sound . Sounds like a bearing when it's worn out .
It seems to be most noticeable on declaration , you can make it do it by taking your foot on and off the gas.

Any one else had the same issue ?
It's a 2013 20d x drive e84 .
Yes, I had same sound and yes, at least in my case, it was the diff
I had a clear confirmation when I lift the car and I saw that the U joint had a really serious bang-bang sound only shaking it with free hand...
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      01-13-2020, 06:27 AM   #3
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What have you done about it?
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      01-13-2020, 07:38 AM   #4
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What have you done about it?
A visit to Bavaria, a guy told me the price, back in the car, cried for half hour, started to search on google, discovered that exist a repair kit, bought the kit, searched for a guy who had the knowledge to do it, found it. Done!
Bavaria cost = 2.5k Euro
Doing on my own = 700 Euro
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👍 can you provide a link to the repair kit?

Thanks
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      01-13-2020, 09:48 AM   #6
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👍 can you provide a link to the repair kit?

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It's this one, don't know from where you are but more than sure you can find it anywhere: https://www.autodoc.co.uk/ina/9777500
But if you will decide to choose this way to repair it, don't do it yourself. Only if you have the proper knowledge cause, from what the guy who repaired mine told me, you will have to match some sprockets teeths in some way, I don't know exactly about what he was talking
And also you will have to look very carefully at sprockets to check if they are affected too. In this case, the situation will become more expensive and doesn't worth to try to repair it cause you will never match all parts (this is what I know, I'm not an expert, only what have been told to me...)
You will have to buy diff oil too, don't forget about it (check realoem what is recommended for your car)
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I have a sound that's coming from the front of my car . Sounds like a metallic rubbing sound . Sounds like a bearing when it's worn out .
It seems to be most noticeable on declaration , you can make it do it by taking your foot on and off the gas.

Any one else had the same issue ?
It's a 2013 20d x drive e84 .
at what speed range?
below 10mph? or at any speed range whenever foot is lifted off / on the gas
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