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Thanks for your time. I got a 2013 x1 2.0d x drive and i am

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Hi. Thanks for your time. I got a 2013 x1 2.0d x drive and i am experiencing a whining noise from underneath at 60-70-80mph on motorway then when at trafic lights or stop and go traffic there is a knock or jolt when accelerating slightly and then taking the foot off the is fine aftet picking up speed. Had a check on computer and some issues came up. Codes. 4873. 452A. 4458. 4C3C. 4DF3. 465B. 465C. I have been informed that it may be the front transfer box. Only bought the car 2 weeks ago and not noticed until this Thursday aftet driving the car for a longer period.... could be a coincidence but Wednesday night i hit the kerb when turning into a side road on snow but did not have speed. The alloy got a bit more than scratched.... coud this be the problem and coud the hit caused it? Thanks
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: BMW
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ps. Gearbox is 8 speed automatic
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Another thing....if it helps... just got back from rugby to london and the whining and grinding noise was a bit more present in the cabin but noticed that at motorway left bend the noise was very loud then on straight was a bit quieter and on right bend i coud realy hear it... maybe this will add to your diagnostic i hope.... i read loads of threads about this noise and knock and it coud be different couses and one of them could be wrong tyres or worn out tyres... bought the car 2 weeks ago and it came with fairly new continental tyres (8mm deep thread mesured) but they are not run flats nor star rated as I found out they need to be.... but still not convinced that some tyres can damage a part like that...or could be the kerb hit.... or it could be something else other than the transfer box
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks... wait for your response and some advice
Expert:  Peter Zavarelli replied 10 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.If you no longer need help post a simple reply to let me know.

I don't suspect the curb hit caused this issue here.This sounds like a fault internally in the gear box or transfer box causing this fault.This can be worn or damaged bearings needing to be replaced or a gear that is failing to need to be replaced.You will need to have this inspected further to locate which component is at fault causing this issue needing replaced.

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Thanks Pete