1997 BMW 328i Drivetrain Repair

What Does the Drivetrain Do In Your 1997 BMW 328i

Your 328i’s drivetrain has a very important job. It transmits power from the engine to the wheels. It runs the full length of your BMW, from the axles to the transmission. It's one of the most complex systems in your 328i and is made up of everything after the engine transmission: driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials, and wheels. Care for your 1997 BMW 328i to maintain its performance power. You can minimize repairs by following BMW's recommendations for checking and changing differential fluids, and lubricating bearings and gears.

When to Get BMW 328i Drivetrain Repairs

You don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are all different. You want to go to Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 1997 BMW 328i drivetrain components including the CV joints, CV axles, and driveshaft. Your BMW could be crying out for driveshaft repair if you notice heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, resistance when turning, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates. It’s difficult to nail down a timeline for drivetrain repair. There’s no expiration date on the system’s pieces and parts. Your driving style and climate can have a lot to do with how the drivetrain system ages. One of your best courses of action is to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care when you first notice that something feels "off" with your BMW 328i.

How much does it cost to fix your 1997 BMW 328i drivetrain? Some smaller differential fixes, like seal or gasket replacement, are usually pretty affordable. Big repairs, like gear or bearing replacement, can sometimes be more expensive since they’re more labor intensive.

Questions About 1997 BMW 328i

When you have drivetrain problems, you have driving problems. Check out our top 1997 BMW 328i drivetrain Q&A below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care with any drivetrain concerns.

  • 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.
  • What are signs 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.
  • When should I come in for 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.

1997 BMW 328i Repair

Nothing lasts forever. Even your BMW 328i's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1997 BMW 328i repairs.

Get BMW 328i Drivetrain Service

Maintain your vehicle power by maintaining your drivetrain. Firestone Complete Auto Care technicians are equipped to fix 1997 BMW 328i drivetrain systems. Schedule your appointment.