Q: How much to repair a u-joint on 2009 bmw 328i all wheel drive x drive? 2009 BMW 328xi

asked by on February 20, 2017

When im driving along, at what ever speed an all of a sudden i kick down the pedal a little to get some speed , the car starts to shake when i get up to 100k,, and when i let off gas it stops , and then continues when i gain soeed again,, how ever when i pull ober an shut the car off then immediately turn it back on the problem stops, unless i kick yhe pedal down again

Car vibrates going uphill Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hello - I believe, from your symptoms, that you have either a bad flex disk, or a bad transmission mount. The flex disk connects the transmission to the front of the (rearward-facing) driveshaft. It is a giant rubber/fiber doughnut, and degrades over time with age and miles. They have to replaced at long intervals. The transmission mount is suspect as well. When accelerating as you describe, there is a lot of "twist" applied to the engine and transmission mounts. If a transmission mount in particular fails, the engine/transmission move sidways, causing misalignment and vibration in the driveshaft. I recommend a driveline inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Had to manually unlock car & key stuck in ignition

A few different things can cause the vehicle to respond this way. The reason why the key is stuck in the ignition is probably due to the steering wheel being locked. When the steering wheel is locked it does not...

Brake malfunction dynamic drive on 2005 BMW 745Li

Hello. It sounds like your 2005 BMW 745Li may have a problem with your electric/charging system or that the battery is faulty. If the electric/charging system is charging too low, it will cause the electronics to go “haywire” because the...

Dirt in the spark plug housing.

Hello. You need to get all of the dirt out prior to removing the spark plugs. I typically add a small amount of cleaner or WD40 to the spark plug hole to loosen it up and then I blow it...

Strange whirring noise coming from the engine

It sounds like you are getting water built up inside the evaporator housing and need to unplug the A/C drain or you will flood the evaporator, blower motor, and resistor with water and short the motor and resistor again. If...

Blower motor whine

Hello, thank you for writing in. If it is an aftermarket blower motor, as opposed to an OEM original dealer part, that might account for the noise. That would be my first suspicion, especially if you are sure you have...

Car shakes, idles roughly, has difficulty accelerating

You may be having problems with the high pressure injectors in one or more cylinders. The injectors tips get clogged with carbon and do not spray good when the engine is cold. The problem may be random and intermittent. You...

2009 Bmw 650i left driver side fog lamp and low beam malfunction...already replaced bulb but light not on in the headlamp

If the headlight circuit uses a ballast, or other control circuitry, the output of the circuit should be tested. If power to the bulb is verified, and is within the Factory Service Manual specification, then the bulb is defective. If...

When I go through bumps or sewer pot holes I hear like a jingle rattling loosen metal sound coming from the driver side wheels. 2012 BMW 535i GT

Hi there - a common cause of this problem with BMWs is loose sway bar links. It is also possible that one of the many heat shields has come loose somehow and is rattling. I recommend a noise inspection performed...

My car misfires when it's cold al so idling rough

Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several issues including clogged fuel injectors, poor compression (metal expands when hot), any of your air intake sensors, or a vacuum leak. The valves and lifters can...

Related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Universal Joint (U-Joint)
Common signs of a faulty u-joint include a squeaking noise, clunking sound when shifting, vibrations in the car, and transmission fluid leaking.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Carpenter
If If you're a carpenter, and working for someone else, the best used car is whatever you like that gets you to work on time and holds your tools – in short, practically any used car will do. If you...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 BMW X3
If If you like high-end SUVs, the 2012 BMW X3 is definitely worth taking a look at. It’s a great mixture of luxury, utility and convenience. Key Features The Servotronic power steering on this SUV is excellent for giving you...