the back wheels are spinning noticeably loud

Asked by Jan 11, 2013 at 06:56 PM about the 2006 BMW 3 Series 330i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

only when im going above 30 it makes like a wah wah vortex sound

3 Answers

99,055

It could be wheel bearings. It could be a broken tread in the tire. Swap the tires around to see if the noise changes.

3,295

You could also have tread separating going on. What for chunking. I think tenspeed meant to say "broken belt", which would definitely cause that sound as well.

4,625

Check the condition of your tires if see no issues then while duplicating the noise drift the car left and right and see if the noise gets louder and softer if so then you have a bad wheel bearing. I see a lot of bad wheel bears in your model especially in the rear.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 31,012 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $975.

ZIP:

Search BMW 3 Series Questions

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,740
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 1,600
#3 Matt Mankinen
Matt Mankinen
Reputation 1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
450 Great Deals out of 16,380 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW M3
28 Great Deals out of 1,314 listings starting at $4,990
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
612 Great Deals out of 24,668 listings starting at $1,995
Used Audi A4
295 Great Deals out of 10,584 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
687 Great Deals out of 44,970 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord
1,036 Great Deals out of 68,904 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
405 Great Deals out of 19,277 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 7 Series
164 Great Deals out of 6,096 listings starting at $3,500
Used BMW X5
475 Great Deals out of 14,984 listings starting at $1,499
Used BMW 6 Series
99 Great Deals out of 2,806 listings starting at $4,995
Used Dodge Charger
522 Great Deals out of 28,760 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 1 Series
33 Great Deals out of 993 listings starting at $6,495
Used BMW X3
335 Great Deals out of 12,827 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series 330i For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 2,071 listings starting at $32,866

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.