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#1 (permalink) Old 12-10-2010, 08:02 PM
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Hey everyone how you guys doin, alright i need help on my 95 e36. the problem is that my "passenger front lower ball joint is blown." Well thats what my local garage told me, I have read a couple of things online and some have said that you need a press other people have told me I don't. Anyone have a reliable diy to replacing the ball joint or the control arm itself. Do I need a press or what? Thanks fellas.
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Yea I read that one it's really poorly written in my opinion. Is a press the only way to get out the bushing and if the bushing is pushed out do I need to press in the new bushings if their polyurethane? Anybody know?
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Yea I read that one it's really poorly written in my opinion. Is a press the only way to get out the bushing and if the bushing is pushed out do I need to press in the new bushings if their polyurethane? Anybody know?

I did my control arms last year, fairly easy........as for the control arm bushings, I used a hammer & a vise to press the bushings into place..... a hammer & chisel to remove it from the lollipop (bracket).

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Pelican Technical Article: BMW Front Suspension Overhaul

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Thanks man thats a great article I tried adding it to my favorites and it was already there must have overlooked it. I also just thoguht of something since my bushings aren't even bad its only my ball joint I think i'll replace my control arm comepleteley but use the same bushings as before if that's possible.

Pelican parts is also hard to navigate I can't seem to find any mounting hardware but i'll keep looking. Thanks man
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Try using the OEM part site to find the parts, then refer to PelicanRealOEM.com Online BMW Parts Catalog brettskis wensite is helpful, thx
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