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Old 01-11-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
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e46 m3 rear question

what's up guys, just bought an 01 imola red m, coils and wheels and exhaust are going on it this week, but before i put the coils on i had a question for all you guys out there that know what youre doin with these cars and have taken them all apart before, "came from a turbo e36 m3 " so this is alittle new. im having a clunk noise come from the rear when i back up, and when i am on the highway and hit a bump my rear feels like it sways a little bit. theres currently 91,000 on the car and its all stock, "so far" any suggestions with what problem i might be having? thanks guys.
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RTABs, subframe, diff bushings?
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:28 PM   #3
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RTABs...not sure what that is man, but had the car in to the local bmw dealership for the subframe recall thin tht the e46's had going on and they said that it was that and that it was okay, so that's why im confused. they did say it could be something in the rear, so maybe it is the diff bushings, thanks.
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rear trailing arm bushing. Usually causes poor handling when it goes bad. Oh, forgot to mention check your shock mounts as well.

The clunking could be related to something else.
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rear trailing arm bushing. Usually causes poor handling when it goes bad. Oh, forgot to mention check your shock mounts as well.

The clunking could be related to something else.
Bigjae is most likely right. I had a similar sound coming from my E46 and those both were the culprits.

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thanks, doin coils tomorrow so ill check out and get back to yu on here.
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