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  1. e60 rear ball joint replacement easy enough ??

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    As above DIYable ?? much involved ? anyone done this and have any tips cheers paul
  2. E61 Rear subframe bushes and ball joint replacement total man hours to complete job ?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Ok so my motors rocking onto 190,000 + miles and has got the dreaded creaking noise from the rear ball joints... I've been looking a the Powerflex website and I'm pretty sure I want to go 'all in' and change the lot i.e including subframe bushes, cant see any point sodding around when the...
  3. F11 Front Suspension - lower rear control arm ball joint failure

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Have a 40,000 miler on which the lower rear control arms at the front wheels (both at once) have just been diagnosed as having shot balljoints. Surprised they've gone at such a low mileage, but hey. Will argue that one with the dealer. In terms of sorting the problem, obviously these need...
  4. Thurst arm ball joints

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Well I had a frustrating Sunday trying to change the thrust arm ball joints. Selection of splitters - one of which went on lovely but no tmatter how tight and using all sorts of tricks it wouldn't pop. The arms have been on there less than 20k miles ( a lot of prayers were said for the party...
  5. Wanted - E39 detachable tow ball / tow hook

    Items WANTED - Post any wanted adverts in here
    Hey guys, Wanted E39 detachable tow ball (part number 1094430 I believe) I hope someone can help! Thanks
  6. 1999 E36 vert detachable tow ball

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello. I have bought a barn find e36 convertible 323I. Refurb coming along nicely but detachable tow ball missing that I am hoping I may find secondhand with someones help. I will try to upload a photo of the recever on the car. It seems a professional installation on a 1999 car. Howevervfrom...
  7. 2004 330D - trailing arm ball joint

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Car has a knocking coming from n/s/r and garage has said it's the upper bush on the rear hub at the top of the trailing arm. They say that the trailing arm has to come off to press the bush out, but looking on the net it looks like they can be taken out with a bush extraction tool? Anyone...
  8. 2007 E61 530D Touring retractable ball hitch

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Can anybody assist me finding a replacement electric motor for the above retractable hitch, either new reconditioned or secondhand, to replace my existing burnt out motor?
  9. 2001 320d 136BHP - Control arm ball joint

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I had my airbag replacement at BMW today and ended up with a nice clean car which was a bonus. They did a 'health check' video for me and it's got a leaky rear damper which I knew about and slight play in the OS front ball joint (the hub, not the inboard one). Reading around it seems more...
  10. New lower front ball joints

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, my first BMW, a 530D Touring F11 (November 2010) went in for its first garage visit. I love the car but was shocked to get a call from the garage to be told that I needed to book the car in for two days as a) the lower ball joints and bushes needed replacing and b) the auto transmission sump...
  11. e46 2000 330ci sterring rack repair? ball joint popped out

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hello, was forced off the road earlier and had to take an offroad detour hitting a kerb doing about 50mph, the ball joint on the steering rack (steering rack end, not wheel end) has popped out, does anybody know is this is fixable or do i need a new steering rack? currently have one wheel...
  12. Play in lower hub ball joint

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Both side of my car the lower front ball joints have a bit of play. If I jack the front up I can wobble both front wheels a little and watch them move slightly. I just took it to a local friends garage and he said they all have a bit of play like that. Is that correct?
  13. Does the removable tow ball from the E70 fit the E53?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    pls help, I have the OEM towbar on my E53 but bought it without the removable ball. I found a reasonably priced one, but from an E70. Should I buy it? thanks
  14. E36 rear trailing arm ball joint removal DIY

    BMW Guides and How To's
    My first attempt to give something back to the forum, hope I'm adding something interesting/useful. I've needed to remove the ball joints/bushes between the trailing arm and the upper and lower control arms. I'd seen various 'proper' tools costing hundreds of dollars and some DIYs particularly...
  15. E46 steptronic gearstick won't play ball

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, I was really hoping someone would be able to help or point me in the right direction. I have an e46 323ci - it's an 06/00 model. It has 70k on the clock - something I'd consider very low for the year. It is equipped with an auto steptronic gearbox - it has the 'sport mode'...
  16. 1997 E36 316 Seized ball joint - HELP!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Any ideas how I can get out of this pickle: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yzy4lrh6ivhfvia/20141207_140932.jpg?dl=0 I first tried a fork type splitter, then gave up and tried a winding cup type splitter, but that ended up bending the bolt as you can see in the pic! My next option was to try the...
  17. 2002 e53 stiff steering when turning right,possible ball joints?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi folks Recently the steering on my e53 has got stiff when turning to the right, im thinking could be possible ball joints , are there any other possible items it could be? Thanks in advance
  18. 1999 E31 ball joint dust cover

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hello All Having had my 8 checked over, I am working through the short list of items that need attention. One of them is the rear ball joint dust covers which are split. I am advised to ignore it and it should get through an MOT - as it did in May before I bought it. I was further advised by my...
  19. 2008 E61 rear ball joint, DIY or not?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi there, Got the squeaking coming from rear offside wheel and suspect the ball joint. Lots on forums about DIY on E60 but nil on E61. Haynes says air suspension got to be drained and refilled which I can't do but I'm itching to buy the parts and do the replacement myself, I would still need...
  20. Ball joints and bushes

    Technical Guides for the E90, E91, E92, E93, F30.
    Cars gone through its MOT with an advisory on the near side bottom ball joint and trailing arm bushes. Parts are cheep, already got the BBJ for £15 and the Trailing arm bushes are about £15 a pair. Anyway, Im confident I can get the job done, But the question is is the tracking likely to be...
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