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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 06-17-2012, 03:59 AM
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rear left wheel grinding against arch

Hi guys, please help with a problem I have. When my car is full of weight (passenegrs), my rear left wheel grinds against the arch. This never used to happen before. I am confident there is a bush or something in the rear suspension that is gotten way too soft and is causing too much flexing which in turn is causing grinding. The question is, which bush could it be? And it would be great someone can point out a diy for this task. Thank you.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:23 AM
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Take a look at the spring. Broken springs are common and if so, would cause the car to sit lower on that side.
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