1988 BMW 325is Drivetrain Repair & Service

What Does the Drivetrain Do In Your 1988 BMW 325is

Your 325is’s drivetrain has a very important job. It transmits power from the engine to the wheels. It spans the full length of your BMW, from back to front. It’s one of your 325is’s most complex systems and includes everything after the engine transmission: driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials, and wheels. When you maintain the drivetrain in your 1988 BMW 325is, you help maintain your vehicle's power. Follow BMW's recommendations for lubricating bearings/gears and checking/changing differential fluids to minimize repairs over time.

BMW 325is Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to come see the technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 1988 BMW 325is drivetrain components including the CV joints, CV axles, and driveshaft. Your 325is might need driveshaft repair if you notice clunks when shifting, vibration as your vehicle accelerates, resistance when turning, or heavy vibrations in your floorboards. It’s difficult to nail down a timeline for drivetrain repair. The system's pieces and parts don't necessarily have a "shelf life." So much depends on the climate and your driving style. That’s one reason it’s a wise idea to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign your BMW 325is doesn’t drive like it used to.

Is normal to wonder whether or not 1988 BMW 325is drivetrain repair is expensive. Minor differential repairs, like seal or gasket replacement, are usually pretty affordable. Big repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, require more labor and can therefore be more expensive.

BMW 325is Drivetrain Q&A

When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 1988 BMW 325is drivetrain Q&A below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care with any drivetrain concerns.

  •  Can BMW drivetrain maintenance help me save money? Yes, sometimes it can. First, servicing the drivetrain system can help you avoid more significant repairs. It can also somewhat reduce tire wear.
  • What are the symptoms of a damaged BMW drivetrain system? Hear noises toward the back of your BMW 325is? See fluid leaking? Having issues turning? These could all be signs of drivetrain damage you don't want to ignore. Take action quickly to catch repairs or replacements before something more severe happens.
  • How often should I come in for BMW 325is differential service? Double check your owner’s manual and talk with a technician. Differential service frequency varies from car to car. At a minimum, we recommend getting your differential inspected and the differential fluid changed as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance routine since your vehicle cannot function without a differential.

1988 BMW 325is Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your BMW 325is's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1988 BMW 325is repairs.

Service Your BMW 325is Drivetrain

Maintain your vehicle power by maintaining your drivetrain. Firestone Complete Auto Care technicians are equipped to fix 1988 BMW 325is drivetrain systems. Schedule your appointment.