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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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My 318is is making a crazy vibration in the cabin when first started and cold. I have no idea what it could be. I cleaned the ICV changed the MAF , Oil change , spark plugs and wires , ECT... but the vibration wont go away. Its only at Idle and gradually gets lighter as the car warms up.
Not to mention , I took a right turn into an apartment complex parking lot and the sudden change in ground level caused the front to sort of bottom out . I heard a scraping noise and this is where the vibration became vicious. this was happening before the bottom out but that made it worse. you can feel it in the seats and the steering wheel.
Does anyone know what the hell could be going on with my car?
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You should check your motor mounts, have a friend power brake the car, while you observe the engine compartment, look for excessive engine movement, left & right, do it in forward & reverse, also check your trans mounts & check for any damage underneath where the car bottomed out, exhaust, etc.
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there was a bar maybe a stability bar , or anti roll bar under the bottom of the headers where they turn to the bottom part of the car . this was bent and pushing up on my exhaust so it was shaking my whole cabin.
i removed it and saw there was a spot rubbed clean where the exhaust was touching. started my car up and it was smooth as a babies bottom ! only thing is i cant exactly figure out what the bar was for because it doesnt look like any other anti sway bar ive seen installed on an e36. it was only held on by one bolt on each side .
I feel like just buying a new kit and having it installed
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