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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 09-18-2012, 10:57 PM
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Exclamation Hi! I have a fun question!

I wish my first post would have a positive subject but I'm experiencing an problem which has me boggled , today driving home from work I noticed a fairly intense judder when I went above ~30 mph. The car dosent pull to either side so I figure my pain is coming from the rear end . Naturally I've been scouring the forums and I have found a few things to check out ; roters bushes etc . What do you all think?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:30 PM
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First off, where do you feel the judder? In your hands, or in your butt?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:49 AM
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:56 AM
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my guess is guibo joint or the center support bearing.

If not those.... then differential
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:10 AM
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Bent a rim?
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:13 AM
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that would be felt more in the steering wheel.

unless its a TERRIBLE bend.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:20 AM
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that would be felt more in the steering wheel.

unless its a TERRIBLE bend.
Or if its a rear wheel

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:32 AM
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:44 AM
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As mentioned above, check the driveshaft center support bearing and guibo (aka: flex disc).
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:13 AM
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:24 AM
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:04 PM
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Wheels look straight , inconsistent tire wear on back right, the arm which the spring sits in seems off , I did clip a curb but that was some days ago . Will check guib . Thanks for the help
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:16 PM
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If you hit a curb, and things seem out of place, just take the car in for a full inspection. Sounds like there is a very good chance you could've damaged something, as well as the very real possibility that bushings, ball joints, etc. could all be worn out.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:47 PM
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Had it diagnosed at a shop today , while they couldn't check it they believe its the guibo ill pull exhaust tomorrow and confirm. They also noted rear left prop shaft wasn't true, has anyone experienced this?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:16 PM
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Methinks you just found your vibration source. If the left CV axle is indeed not running true, that'll be where your problem lies. Those don't have to be off-center but a tiny bit to cause all sorts of vibration.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:28 PM
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im guessing it was from that torque monster 328i!!


Kudos to Frank "The Legend" Ramos for that.


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Old 09-19-2012, 09:58 PM
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That's what I was thinking but the mechanic mentioned it would not be that sudden, but it fits the crime. Well I guess I could do guibo anyways regardless, could I get away with finding a cv off Craigslist or at a wrecking yard? Or is new a must?
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:41 PM
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:04 PM
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Check out the wear on drive line
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:06 PM
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Well that guibo/giubo is definitely knackered. Time for a new one, and you need a new axle, too. Can't be driving around with a bent axle...
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:09 PM
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Ordered guib axle and center support bearing , there's also a uuc cat back on Craigslist that I may jump on
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:31 PM
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Yeah, I saw that one, too. Was considering it myself, but decided to hold off since it wasn't the exact one I'm wanting.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:18 PM
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New flex disc and cs bearing are in , problem still persists. Tomorrow ill swap the front tires with rear and get started on half shaft , do any of you have experience replacing half shafts? Pelican has a fairly good DIY but more info of what I'm getting into would be awesome , thx
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Almost every e36 driveshaft I've seen has the same rust marks. Dunno why.

Axles are pretty straight forward. Unbolt from the differential first (use the e-brake to prevent the axles from moving when loosening the bolts), then hammer the axle out using a ball peen hammer and a sledge (after you remove the cotter pin and retaining nut).
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