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Old 02-19-2021, 06:23 PM
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If you hit a pot hole hard enough to damage a tire it's likely you damaged a bearing. My bearing made a hide and seek vibration for nearly 3 years. The best way to determine when it is so subtle is to pull the axle out to remove CV axle and dif from equation and spin the wheel with a mechanic stethoscope.. a dying CV axle can also cause the symptoms.

The reason I mention bearing is that BMW has a Bulletin advising shops to replace bearing of any wheel impacted in an accident and that I've replaced at least 2-3 bearings that didn't wear out but were damaged from impact.
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)
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