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#1 (permalink) Old 10-03-2008, 08:45 PM
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Question need help with suspension 94 325i

i need help bad my car hits bumps really hard im thinking shocks are bad it rides nice but bumps killl me i hit one bump the whole car shakes just from the back now how do i tell if my car has sport suspension or not? also i dont see rear springs is my car supposed to have them? what else do you think could make it hit bumps so bad from the rear?
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i need help bad my car hits bumps really hard im thinking shocks are bad it rides nice but bumps killl me i hit one bump the whole car shakes just from the back now how do i tell if my car has sport suspension or not? also i dont see rear springs is my car supposed to have them? what else do you think could make it hit bumps so bad from the rear?
Front struts & rear shocks can be a cause....a good way to check them, is to push down hard on the corner of each fender & the car should just go down & come up once.....not continue to bounce, if it does, time to replace....also a common problem for the e36, are the rear shock mounts going bad....another common e36 rear suspension problem are the trailing arm bushings....when they go bad, you will know it, because when you go over a bump the whole rear end kind of bounces from side to side.....check the links out below.....

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^Yep

And yes you should have rear springs... You would REALLY know if you didn't. Your car would look ridiculous and not move.
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And yes you should have rear springs... You would REALLY know if you didn't. Your car would look ridiculous and not move.
LOL.....^^^ they are back there, you just have look real hard...

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well when i pushed down it bounced up alot more than once and when i hit a bump it shakes alot and takes them hard also were are the springs there not over the shocks like id assume
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on the rear they are in front of the shocks on the spring perches.



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hey all..i was wondering the same as the first post..how can you tell if its sport suspension or not..i have a 94 325is coupe..thanks in advance
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go to the dealer with the vin , my problem was trailing arm bushings

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