X1 Transfer Case Symptoms

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X1 Transfer Case Symptoms

Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:04 pm

Going to test drive an X1 this weekend, I've read a lot online about various BMW 4wd transfer case issues. Am I correct in that the common symptoms of this would be slight juddering/feedback when pulling away at with steering lock on?

What other symptoms should I be on the look out for / what tests could I do on a test drive?

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Re: X1 Transfer Case Symptoms

Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:33 pm

It can be a sign of trouble yes. Checking the tyres might also give you further clues. Wide differences in tread wear and use of non ‘*’ marked tyres can all lead to trouble but it must be stressed are not guaranteed to do so.

When driving then be listening for grating/grinding noises or whining which rises and falls with road speed.
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Re: X1 Transfer Case Symptoms

Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:56 am

X5Sport wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:33 pm
It can be a sign of trouble yes. Checking the tyres might also give you further clues. Wide differences in tread wear and use of non ‘*’ marked tyres can all lead to trouble but it must be stressed are not guaranteed to do so.

When driving then be listening for grating/grinding noises or whining which rises and falls with road speed.
Many thanks, that's great! :D
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Re: X1 Transfer Case Symptoms

Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:38 am

Apologies for jumping on this old thread but I may have these symptoms. Recently got a 20dX and noticed a regular clunk when crawling after releasing brake. Nothing over 10mph though

I’ve been underneath and there is a small amount of play from the front output flange / drive of the transfer case. I doubt this should be there, this is my first xdrive so don’t know them well yet.

Any ideas on how to cure the clunk?

Thinking I should have got an sdrive :|

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