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Elvin123 12-28-2012 10:34 PM

The hard driving finally caught up to me
 
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After about a month of clunking I decided to get power flex subframe and diff bushings and the subframe reinforced.
We found this little surprise on the rear left subframe mount.

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Before they coated the welds

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Came out to about 1300 with parts and labor. Totally worth it in my opinion. Car feels brand new :thumbsup:

Elvin123 12-28-2012 10:37 PM

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rcsummers 12-28-2012 11:35 PM

why i check my car on a seasonal basis for things like this.




glad they could fix it though. may i suggest installing a reinforcement kit.

Elvin123 12-28-2012 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by rcsummers (Post 15015082)
why i check my car on a seasonal basis for things like this.




glad they could fix it though. may i suggest installing a reinforcement kit.

reinforcement kit already in :thumbup:

kk2 12-29-2012 05:01 PM

Those welds are comical.. also that floor pan should have been replaced. I hope they didn't just patch up that hole.

Solidjake 12-29-2012 05:03 PM

1300 ouch

Elvin123 12-29-2012 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 15016422)
1300 ouch

It hurt alright, but I had to do it or else it was bye bye e46

dino71 12-30-2012 09:01 AM

Is there a way to visually inspect this? After 200K+ miles I feel a little clunk every now and then and was hoping it was only worn bushings.

Solidjake 12-30-2012 09:03 AM

You have to jack up the rear of the car and inspect the entire bottom

rcsummers 12-30-2012 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by dino71 (Post 15017750)
Is there a way to visually inspect this? After 200K+ miles I feel a little clunk every now and then and was hoping it was only worn bushings.

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Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 15017752)
You have to jack up the rear of the car and inspect the entire bottom



yup,


jack it up, get on your back with a flashlight and a beer, and just look in every nook and cranny under there.

darksideracer69 12-30-2012 10:39 AM

Damn!!! That's a bad one.

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dino71 12-30-2012 10:45 AM

Yea that is scary, I am thinking about just taking my 10+ year old car and just trading it in now!! Let someone else worry about it. Dose anyone know if there is a How to on replacing all the differential bushings in the rear?

Elvin123 12-30-2012 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by dino71 (Post 15017857)
Yea that is scary, I am thinking about just taking my 10+ year old car and just trading it in now!! Let someone else worry about it. Dose anyone know if there is a How to on replacing all the differential bushings in the rear?

I wouldn't recommend it, those bushings are a huge pain in the ass.


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