I have a 2001 E46 compact which i think has a near side driveshaft CV issue.
whats happening is at very low speed i get a noise from the NSR which sounds like the noise you get from a font wheel drive car when the CV joint has gone bad.The noise is worse when the clutch is disengaged and when i turn left. noise almost disappears when i turn right. As speed increases the noise turns into a grumble. I had it on a jack earlier and used a long pry bar to listen and i can hear a ticking noise at the diff but nothing at the hub.
Question is, does this sound like the inner CV joint? and secondly how easy is it to change DIY style, does the exhaust have to come down in order to get the shaft out?