My 2012 bmw x5 xdrive35i is making a loud whirring noise every 5 -10 seconds that starts quietly and quickly intensifies then stops. It happens in idle and in drive. Any thoughts on what this could be

Asked by Mar 25, 2017 at 06:47 PM about the 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

85,345

I was first thinking front wheel bearings but read on to see this happens at an idle also. Probably check all the pulleys for the serpentine belt, idler pulleys like to go bad. Take the belt off to check, the pulleys should spin smooth, and no play in them.

298,935

Maybe water pump? Have a shop check it out, you don't want to be stranded on the side of the road.

2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
66,415

Maybe the A/C compressor is going bad.

Nailed it, Tom. Thanks!

Your Answer:

X5

Looking for a Used X5 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,062 nationwide X5 listings starting at $3,500.

Postal Code:

BMW X5 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,140
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    810
  • #3
    Asiamah6910
    Reputation
    770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW X3
41 Great Deals out of 741 listings starting at $2,995
Used BMW 5 Series
22 Great Deals out of 579 listings starting at $3,995
Used BMW X6
8 Great Deals out of 176 listings starting at $16,475
Used BMW 3 Series
85 Great Deals out of 2,024 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW X5 M
40 listings starting at $26,888
Used Audi Q7
16 Great Deals out of 465 listings starting at $7,980
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
80 Great Deals out of 5,159 listings starting at $2,955
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
20 Great Deals out of 529 listings starting at $7,500
Used Porsche Cayenne
25 Great Deals out of 241 listings starting at $6,900
Used Acura MDX
21 Great Deals out of 525 listings starting at $4,900
Used Audi Q5
28 Great Deals out of 535 listings starting at $8,800
Used Land Rover Range Rover Sport
20 Great Deals out of 388 listings starting at $10,800
Used BMW 7 Series
9 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $4,995
Used Lexus RX 350
41 Great Deals out of 580 listings starting at $6,995
Used Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
21 Great Deals out of 166 listings starting at $8,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i AWD For Sale
394 listings starting at $54,995
2017 BMW X5 xDrive35i AWD For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 40 listings starting at $48,880
2016 BMW X5 xDrive35i AWD For Sale
34 listings starting at $47,933
2015 BMW X5 xDrive35i AWD For Sale
72 listings starting at $37,488
2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i AWD For Sale
40 listings starting at $33,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.