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Old 11-23-2003, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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...carrier in a '92 325i. It appears as though the multi-link suspension is tearing out of the rear floor. Not good . BMW Customer Service denied any knowledge of a design flaw used .

Has anyone else with an E36 experienced a rear floor failure?
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Old 11-23-2003, 11:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i remember someone saying that they had a huge bulge in the floor from the suspension warping....but i forget who...
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i remember someone saying that they had a huge bulge in the floor from the suspension warping....but i forget who...
ditto, there was a guy on here that was talking about that exact same problem, and he wanted to use a sledge hammer to put it back in place...
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I posted a message a couple weeks ago about my bulging rear floor which is creating less foot room for passengers. I don't know however if mine has actual suspension damage as you have described, my rear floor problem appears at least to be only cosmetic. I thought initially that someone jacked up the car wrong and bent the floor, but someone in the forum suggested that this was a common problem caused by hard driving. Here are some pictures. Are you experiencing a similar problem?





This is happening evenly on both sides of the rear floor. Maybe you can post some pictures of your damage? - and we can compare battle scars.
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Old 11-26-2003, 06:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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sounds to me like subframe failure, very common on both the 1992 and 1993 year models. expensive little fix for it.
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