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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 11-09-2012, 01:33 PM
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I own a 02 325i. I recently had a problem with the right rear. I was beginning to get banging coming from that corner, along with a feeling that the car was leaning to that same corner. So much so that my right leg would ache from sliding to one side. The shop that I usually take it too said it was a blown RTAB. The shop replaced them with the red ones and when I left the car felt 100X better. In about 24-48 hours I was hearing the banging again. Not too long after that I started feeling it lean again. I returned to the shop thinking maybe I got faulty RTAB's. They checked, and now say its a bad ball joint and end links. Would a failure of RTABs or ball joint and links produce the same symptoms? Im asking simply to ensure Im not getting taken for a ride on this.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:46 PM
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Did anyone check for a broken spring, which is fairly common on E46s ?
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:55 PM
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Honestly I cant say....but if it goes back Ill be sure to stand there and watch them check...
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:09 PM
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Honestly I cant say....but if it goes back Ill be sure to stand there and watch them check...
Don`t just watch....SUGGEST it to them....
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:25 PM
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Don`t just watch....SUGGEST it to them....
Definitely gonna take your advice.
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