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Car vibrating

Hi,

I was a bit of an idiot tonight and decided to try and turn my car around in a field. Unfortunately my E36 316 decided to dig holes into the ground and soon got stuck. We spent a good 30 minutes trying to get it out using various techniques. However, we'd only get it less than a foot before getting stuck again. Eventually, my friend's step-dad came and towed us out in his Mercedes M-Class. (Unfortunately he didn't have a BMW X5) However, it dragged my car out of the mud as if it was a toy car.

On the way home, I noticed that the car vibrates somewhat. I can feel it on the steering wheel, and the passengers in the back seemed to think it was coming from the rear. (although I am not 100% sure about this) This vibration issue is only apparent at relatively fast speeds. (60mph+) Does anyone know what the problem could be?

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make sure you get all the dirt/mud out ou the wheels and brakes. if you get enough in there it can cause a serious imbalance

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also check and see if you threw any of the wheel weights off. that can cause vibrations at certain speeds.

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Check you bushings steering couplings as well, could have serious torn or damaged them during the roundabouts.
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broken thrust arm bushing?

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