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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    As per title, are the prop shaft universal joints maintainable on the E46, or is entire prop shaft replacement necessary? Realoem doesn't show part numbers for the two universal joints: RealOEM.com - Online BMW Parts Catalog Reason for asking is when I was last under the car (for exhaust...
  2. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello All, I was wondering if anyone had issues with CV joints failure few times, on their F10? So far I have replaced front halfshafts 4 times, just 2 weeks ago was last replacement and today I noticed grease all over the right wheel. My SA never told me what is the real issue, if there is...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have a nice Coupe E36 and have knock at the left front this occurred about a year ago and the bottom ball was absolutely shot , I replaced the whole arm aftermarket and all was well But now the noise is back and the ball joint has movement in it. I have heard that some earlier wishbones of the...
  8. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Has anyone got a rear ball joint removal tool I could borrow or rent from them, or advise of any tool hire shops that might have one. I've done them before without the tool but its a PITA.
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have an advisory for play in the steering rack inner joints that i would like to sort . Is there a how too on sorting this and could someone please point me in the right direction for whats parts i will need to replace. thanks Dave
  10. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    For the last few days on smooth roads below 30mph been noticing a lumpy feel to the ride, and now have a squeak from the rear passenger side, also the inner edge of the tyre has been eaten down to the cord. Rear ball joints done less than 6 months ago.... What's likely to have gone? Rear axle...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, im looking for some help please. My car grinds when turning right and accelerating but only really from going slow. Its a really rough grinding sound which gets worse if i keep accelerating. Iv had 2 garages look at it for wheel bearings and cv joints/drive shafts and both have said they...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    the "lolly pop" bushes on the control arms on my compact has excess play and the drivers side ball joint is creaking while parking and pulling out of the drive. And i have 2 anti roll bar bushes im my cupboard so i may aswell change the entire arm with balljoint already installed the ones that...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    E39 2002 525d 2002 rubber seals replacements for ball joints (FIXED) RealOEM.com]RealOEM.com * BMW E39 525d REAR AXLE SUPPORT/WHEEL SUSPENSION * BMW E39 525d REAR AXLE SUPPORT/WHEEL SUSPENSION[/url] Here is a dia of my rear suspension item 18 and 14 have nice rubber covers on the ball joints...
  14. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello all can someone advise how serious expensive and labour intensive this advisory item would be? The car does seem to have some play in the steering but not excessive hence why only an advisory. Thank you in advance
  15. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    My car was in getting some work done recently and the guy gave it a full check over. He identified a few things which I knew where a miss. However he said that there was excess play in the Rear Suspension Top Knuckle Joints ? I know this isn't the rear shock top mounts ( no.9) as they are on...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Right, 500 miles under the cars belt now and i`m starting to get to grips with some issues on the car. On normal, flat, good condition roads the car is a dream, no rattles, smooth as you like and feels very solid (Helped by front drop links being changed) On undulating surfaces across the road...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I need to get the upper joints swapped on the both the rear hubs on my BM, Is there any special tools or tips from people who have done them?? Cheers Gav
  18. BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Would appreciate any help - I have just MOT'd with advisories on ball joint play, and I want to sort the BJ's, fit new shocks and 30mm lowered springs. want to keep costs down but don't want to buy rubbish. Can anyone recommed the best value for money springs, and give an idea what I am looking...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Duno how many write ups there are for this, but thought I'd add some info from experience in case anyone else makes the same silly little mistake as me. Alright, first of all for your information if you're looking to change your control arm/s for the first time and cant seem to get the lower...
  20. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi can anyone assist have damaged the flex joints on the two exhaust pipes under engine. Does any one know where I can get them cut off and replaced or does any one know where to get new joints so I can get them welded on (I do not know the size of pipe it connects to. (Am on south coast...
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