Apr 26, I just did a major suspension refresh, front struts, rear shocks, springs, FCAB, RTAB, Rear Balljoints, Endlinks, Swaybar Bushings, etc. I want to tackle the rear subframe bushings and diff. Would it make sense to buy a used e46 rear axle subframe and remove and press new bushings into the used one, so I can save time when i take out the one in my car?Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
Oct 07, Use a 24mm wrench for the top nut and a 19mm wrench to counter-hold the bottom. As you tighten the top nut, the tool will pull the bushing up and out of the subframe. Without the tool, using a press or burning the bushing out are the next options. The latter option, however, is not recommended.
Oct 05, The bolts are at the rear of the subframe, and the nuts are towards the front. Finally, take a 13mm socket and remove the two self-taping fasteners securing the differential brace over the subframe.
Slowly lower the jack, allowing the subframe to come out. Go slowly and watch for various hangups from wiring and cables getting hooked. Rear subframe mounts (,x 2) - The heart of the rear suspension, the subframe (or carrier) mounts located the entire rear suspension to the car.
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There are four mounts in total and bolt up into the rear floor. Worn subframe mounts are one of the leading contributors to rear floor-subframe treeclearing.bar: Packaged by Turner. This Complete Rear Subframe Kit includes 2x Powerflex fore (front) rear subframe bushings and 2x Powerflex aft (rear) rear subframe bushings, enough to replace the rear Subframe bushings on one E46 3 series (including M3) or one X3 (first generation, E83 chassis.)Powerflex Urethane Rear Subframe Bushings - E46 All, E83 X3 (Complete Set) Performance rear subframe bushings for the.
The E36/E46 Trailing Arm Bushing Tool is a must-have for any DIY mechanic who doesn't like to waste time struggling with jobs that should be quick and easy.
Replacing the rear trailing arm bushings on an E36 or E46 with a normal press can take hours, plus all the patience you can dig up.