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|3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.|
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| Originally posted by TrannyTrubl@May 20 2005, 12:16 PM |
I just replaced both ball joints on the right side of my 325i. The ball joint closest to your steering knuckle is shorter and the ball joint at the elbow in your "A" arm is longer. Logically, the outer ball joint would be the one closest to your wheel. Make sure you can find a good machinist who's willing to spend some time pressing the old ball joint out. BMW ball joints are notorious for being a pain in the &*%# to remove.
While you have the "A" arm off, I recommend replacing both the inner and outer ball joints. If one has gone bad, it's likely the other is not too far behind. Plus, you're going to have to pound a pickle fork against both of them to get the arm off, possibly causing damage to the one good ball joint.
| Originally posted by irish@May 20 2005, 04:01 PM |
What is a "proper screw type" seperator?
(guess I am showing myignorance....) I am in way farther than I planned already.....started out as an oil pan replacement after my daughter knocked a hole in it (probably partly because of shot shocks.....)
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