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Old 03-22-2019, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by EODguy View Post
There was an old thread on something similar but it may have been in the e70 thread and it was in the rear differential if I remember correctly. I'll try to find it again.

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I've heard that noise (not on my car though!) - its the rear diff input CV joint. It goes dry and the balls in the CV ping about the joint when you change from forward to reverse or back. It's not an uncommon issue on many Bimmer models...

Not sure that this is the OP's issue...
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