1996 BMW 328i Drivetrain Repair & Service

1996 BMW 328i Drivetrain Service

The drivetrain is responsible for transferring power from your 328i's engine to its wheels. It spans the full length of your BMW, from back to front. It’s one of your 328i’s most complex systems and includes everything after the engine transmission: differentials, driveshafts, joints, axles, and wheels. When you maintain the drivetrain in your 1996 BMW 328i, 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 328i 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 visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can help repair all of your 1996 BMW 328i drivetrain components including the CV joints, CV axles, and driveshaft. Your BMW 328i may need driveshaft attention if you feel resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates. It’s difficult to nail down a timeline for drivetrain repair. The system’s parts and pieces don’t have a set expiration date. 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 328i doesn’t drive like it used to.

Is normal to wonder whether or not 1996 BMW 328i drivetrain repair is expensive. Again, it depends! Some more minor differential repairs, like gasket or seal replacement, can lean toward being more affordable. Big repairs, like bearing or gear replacement, can sometimes be more expensive since they’re more labor intensive.

BMW 328i Drivetrain Q&A

Drivetrain problems mean driving problems. Get answers to common drivetrain questions and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for drivetrain help.

  • Can BMW service save me money? Servicing the drivetrain system can help you save money by saving other parts of your vehicle. A bad drivetrain can put undue stress on other vehicle parts and lead to premature wear and tear.
  • How do I know if my BMW drivetrain is damaged? Hear noises toward the back of your BMW 328i? 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 will I need BMW 328i differential service? Differential service frequency varies from car to car. Double check your owner’s manual and talk with a technician. We generally 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.

1996 BMW 328i Repair

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Maintain your drivetrain to help maintain vehicle power. Our technicians are trained to perform 1996 BMW 328i drivetrain services. Schedule your appointment today.