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    2004 330xi AWD issue?

    Hi Guys,

    New in the e46 sub, looking at buying a 2004 330xi, owner says it no longer works in AWD, BMW quoted 3500CAD to fix. He doesn't know exactly what the issue is, I am wondering if anyone here would have some ideas?

    Wondering if its a good buy for the car at $3700...

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    Transfer case most probable cause,
    His BMW quote sheet should reveal the details.




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    All wheels must have resistance for the car to move. It will not move unless all four wheels have power to them. Any point in the drivetrain can and do fail.

    I would start with inspecting the front axles, then front driveshaft, then front differential, then transfer case, then rear driveshaft, rear axles, and rear diff.

    In that exact order.

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    thats to much i just brought one for 2400 with 100k

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    "You bought one" What did you buy with 100k....PLEASE DESCRIBE MODEL AND YEAR...In this way...many here may be able to help you.

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    Yes, and bear in mind Canadian $$ vs US.

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