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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:02 PM
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Jerky acceleration after strut/shock change; guibo?

I recently changed my front struts and rear shocks on my '95 318ti and since I have had a weird pogo stick bouncy kind of feeling when accelerating from a stop. The shocks in the back are really stiff, it's hard to push down on the back of the car, so at first I thought it was that.

Now I'm starting to wonder if jacking it up stressed out the bushings in the back, or maybe the guibo. I jacked the rear up from under the diff, not the subframe. Could that stress out the guibo or something? I haven't had time to get back under there and look. It's got 232,000 miles so all the bushings and guibo should probably be changed anyway.

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:16 PM
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Probably not the flex disc, since when those go bad, they cause a lot of vibration which you would feel.

I am doubtful that the jerkiness has anything to do with your strut/shock replacement. Does the engine stumble? Do the RPMs shoot up?
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:34 PM
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I recently changed my front struts and rear shocks on my '95 318ti and since I have had a weird pogo stick bouncy kind of feeling when accelerating from a stop. The shocks in the back are really stiff, it's hard to push down on the back of the car, so at first I thought it was that.

Now I'm starting to wonder if jacking it up stressed out the bushings in the back, or maybe the guibo. I jacked the rear up from under the diff, not the subframe. Could that stress out the guibo or something? I haven't had time to get back under there and look. It's got 232,000 miles so all the bushings and guibo should probably be changed anyway.

Anyone else had this experience, or care to suggest a cause?
What brand/model struts and shocks did you install as the replacements?
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What brand/model struts and shocks did you install as the replacements?
They're Sensen; I went cheap because the car has so many miles on it. I got them from APX Auto parts online. The handling seems fine, just kind of a jerky bouncy feeling from the back when I start off.
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If you're getting any knocking noise from the back you might want to take a look at the upper shock mounts. They tend to be a bit fragile and after many miles of use a new set of shocks can be enough to do them in. If they've failed it will be almost like you have no shocks in the rear, very bouncy, etc.
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