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In this video we'll show you how to replace the control arms and bushings in a BMW E46. This job is also similar to other cars in the 3-series lineup, including the E36.
Rear Wheel Bearing Removal With No Special Tools BMW 3 Series
I did the job with no special tools. Well, the only "special" tool I used
is found in your plumbing department.
Bearing Installation Video Here
BMW 330i, 325i, e46, Lower Control Arms and Tie Rods How to Change out, Repair
How to remove and replace your steering tie rod(s) and lower control arm(s)
in an e46 BMW Sport. If your BMW's front end is clunking when you hit the
brakes or your car wanders on uneven pavement, it's usually your lower
control arm ball joints (built into the lower control arm) or your control
arm bushing. Under normal driving conditions you should replace the lower
control arm bushing every 60k miles and the entire control arm and bushing
as a set every 120k miles. I also replace the steering tie rods because you
are already in the area and it provides better clearance to remove the
lower control arms. Check your tires because if your front suspension has
degraded, you probably are experiencing uneven wear in the tires. Always
wear safety glasses or goggles and gloves for protection. Always get a
proper alignment soon after this procedure.
After hearing from other BMW owners, the part brand recommended would not
be Deutche Parts, but Lemforder, Meyle, Febi, and maybe Karlyn. The
Lemforder and Meyle are more OEM related and have proven to be superior
BMW E46 Cruise control and steering wheel retrofit DIY
BMW E46 DIY Retrofit steering wheel with cruise control (MFL)
M47N (M47TU) 2004 320d
56 pin connector (new upgrade version) facelift
I wanted to share this video with all you who wants to retrofit a stearing
wheel with cruise control. Follow the steps and you should be able to DIY.
This Video does not not cover M47 and engines before 2001/9. The plug in
the DDE is a 40 pin on those models.
You need a lot of tools for this job, but most are common to a DIY
BMW Rear Brakes Replacement, Rear Pads, Rotors, and Brake Sensor E46 3 Series
This video shows you how to replace your brake pads, rotors, and sensor.
This procedure can be applied to the front and rear brakes on most BMW's.
I also go over some tips to make the job easier and where to apply
lubricant to the contact points. I also include all the tightening specs
for your brake replacement.
Suspension DIY Repair - BMW M5 Dinan Koni Shocks & Swaybar + PowerFlex Bushings
This is not a step-by-step DIY. There are a lot of procedures excluded;
this shows the general work-flow. M5Board.com is your friend for torque
specs and proper procedures.
The bushing press tool rented from Autozone was too small for the
Thrust-arms and Controll-arms... do not what we did; Its dangerous, painful
and just plain sucks. Get a real bushing press or go pay someone.
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Replacing front control arm bushings on BMW 3 series 84 thru 05 (E30, E36, E46)
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In this DIY and How-To video, we'll outline the procedure for properly
using the control arm bushing remover and installer tool for removing or
installing the front control arm bushings on BMW 3-series models from 1984
One of the most common sources for front-end vibrations on BMWs and MINIs
is worn front control arm bushings. If all other front-end suspension and
steering parts are verified to be in proper functioning condition, it is
likely that the control arm bushings have become soft and are allowing the
suspension control arms to oscillate, causing the vibrations that can be
felt through the chassis and the steering wheel.
Replacing the control arm bushings on the 3-series BMW models from 1984
through 2005 (E30, E36, E46), can be accomplished by most DIYers in just a
couple hours .... If we have the proper tools. In addition the a floor
jack, jack-stands and common metric tools ranging from 16mm through 19mm
(in most cases), we need the control arm bushing removal and installation
In this DIY we will show how to remove and replace the control arm bushings
on the BMW 3-series models as noted above, using the control arm bushing
replacement tool set. Note that we will be installing the pre-assembled
control arm bushing and mount bracket assemblies. This will allow us to
replace the bushings without access to a hydraulic press.
Control arm bushing removal and install tool:
Bentley repair manual; as applicable to BMW or MINI model:
½" drive socket set, to include; 16mm through 19mm sockets (depending on
model), ratchet and extensions.
24mm combination wrench
27mm combination wrench or ½" drive socket
Control arm bushings with mount brackets, as applicable to BMW or MINI
This general outline for 3-series control arm bushing replacement assumes
that the proper Bentley repair manual is at hand.
1) Lift and properly support the front of the vehicle, so that the front
wheels are off the ground.
2) Remove the wheel/tire assembly.
NOTE: Some models may require removal of splash panels or shields in order
to access the control arm bushing mount brackets.
3) Remove the rear control arm bushing mount bracket by removing the two
bolts securing the bracket to the vehicle. Note the position and overall
relationship of the bracket and how it is mounted to the uni-body frame
rail, for the future re-installation.
4) Use the control arm bushing removal/install tool to remove the bushing
and bracket assembly from the end of the control arm pin.
5) Press the new bushing/mount assembly onto the control arm, using the
bushing removal/install tool. Note that some urethane bushings may not
require a press for this operation. Note that rubber bushings require a
lubricant to allow them to be pressed onto the arm. BMW specifies a
special lube that dries after assembly .... we like to use Silicone spray,
diluted dish soap or hair spray as alternatives. Take note of any alignment
marks, as well as the proper orientation (left / right and front / back) of
the mount bracket. Most of the applications will install with the mounting
arm, on the mount bracket, being parallel and in-line (on the same plane)
with the forward end of the control arm.
6) Install the bolts for the bushing mount bracket and torque to specs
(see the proper Bentley manual).
7) Replace the splash shields and the wheels/tires and torque the lug bolts
to the proper torque spec. Lower the vehicle.
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98-2005 BMW E46 3-Series - How to reset oil inspection indicator. Reset service light
Step 1: Hold the knob
Step 2: Turn the key into position one while still holding the knob down
Step 3: Keep holding until it the work "Reset" pops up
Step 4: Let go of the knob and hold down on it again until the "Reset"
Step 5: When flashing let go and press the knob once more time and now your
inspection should set back to 25,000km
If fails please repeat the steps.
Hope this works for you!
How to Change Tie Rods (inner and outer tie rod ends)
How to replace inner and outer tie rods, How to replace tie rod ends, How
to replace tie rods.
How to check to see if your tie rod is bad:
Tie Rod End Cutaway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RjhtVse6jE
This video will show you in depth how to change the inner and outer tie
rods of your car or truck. You need a special tool, an inner tie rod end
tool, to complete the job (this can be rented for free at your local parts
store). The job straight forward and anyone with basic tools can do it!
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