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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 05-09-2005, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i drive an 86 325es and after about 55-60 mph my rear end starts to shake pretty bad. at about 80 mph it shakes like something serious. and when i come up to a stop sign and am rolling to a stop using the brakes i can feel it kinda shifting from side to side in the rear. anyone got any ideas on what it might be or what it might cost to fix?
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Old 05-10-2005, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you wanna start with the small and easy things, like make sure your wheels are balance also you mention that when you use your brakes your rear shakes? i would take it to brake shop or a friend who knows what he is doing have them check out your tires and brakes. does your car have disc brakes in the rear or drum brakes? im sure some one else could probley help you out more them me.

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my car did that before... then i found out my wheel bearing had failed and the only thing holding my cars wheel on was the brake disk riding between my two brake pads.

but its probably just a poorly balanced tire or a warped/dented rim.

or your subframe bushings are all chewed up.
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how much did it cost to get your bearing fixed? i had a feeling that might be the problem and was told it would probly be expensive. and for the other questions it has disc brakes in front and back, and i have had the wheels balanced. i am hopin its just shitty tires or just one bad rim.
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how much did it cost to get your bearing fixed? i had a feeling that might be the problem and was told it would probly be expensive. and for the other questions it has disc brakes in front and back, and i have had the wheels balanced. i am hopin its just shitty tires or just one bad rim.
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i change everything myself, so im not sure how much flatrate is to work on the e30.. i reckon it shouldnt be more then 2-3 hours.
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when our e30 shook in the rear it ended up bieng the rear shock mounts, but it never did felt like it was shifting from side to side
but the rear shock mounts is my guess
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well atleast the part is cheap. now to find someone who can fix it for cheap... used i guess i will have to check the shock mounts to.
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Also check your rotors they could be warped, mine are at the moment and it has violent shakes as well.
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