BMW Control Arm Bushing Failure

View this BMW Repair Tech Tip - follow this link: http://www.bmpdesign.com/technical/suspension/files/BMW_Control_Arm_Bushing_Failure_on_E30_E36_E46_3-Series.php This video explains how you can determine if your BMW E30, E36, or E46 3-series is experiencing control arm bushing failure...

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How to Replace Control Arm Bushings (EASY)
Control Arm Bushing Replacement. This video will show you how to easily replace Upper Control Arm bushings (press the old ones out and press the new ones in with common tools). This job is fast and easy and can be done with basic hand tools and a ball joint or bushing press which you can rent for free at your local parts store. You can also use this method to replace bushings in your leaf springs and pretty much anything that has pressed in bushings! Get inexpensive bushings here: http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-key words=control%20arm%20bushings&linkCode=ur2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acontrol%20arm% 20bushings&tag=chri0e2-20&url=search-alias%3Daps&linkId=NIGGY4IUR24UWIAR Here is the press kit I was using (and I like a lot): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028QGT86/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789& creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0028QGT86&linkCode=as2&tag=chri0e2-20&linkId= HAPDN7JU74P4IVHK How to Press a Ball Joint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37NgLM4tIzw How to Replace a Chevy Upper Control Arm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPbL9HTHZg0 How to Replace a Ford Upper Control Arm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7bOxQe_WhU How to Replace a Lower Control Arm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmN2dRAiuj0 **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** -Website: https://www.ChrisFixed.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 -Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFixed -Instagram: https://instagram.com/chrisfixit -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.





How To: Change BMW E46 Lower Control Arm Bushings in 10min
a quick video showing how to change the lower control arm bushings. Vehicle is a 2001 BMW 325i wagon Start to finish in real time, might take about 30 min in the driveway, but a great DIY. Symptom: A clunk noise when tapping brake pedal Fix your front end!





BMW E90 E92 E93 FRONT CONTROL ARM REPLACEMENT 325xi 328xi 335xi
BMW E90 E92 E93 FRONT CONTROL ARM REPLACEMENT 325xi 328xi 335xi 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 ►Check Out Our Website: http://mechaniclifestyle.com In this video we will show you how to remove and replace front control arms on a BMW E90 E92 All Wheel Drive xi models. We demonstrated on a 2007 BMW 328xi, however, it should be almost the same for a 325xi and maybe 335xi. This video might be helpful on: 2006 BMW 325xi 328xi 335xi Front Control Arm Replacement e90 e92 2007 BMW 325xi 328xi 335xi Front Control Arm Replacement e90 e92 2008 BMW 325xi 328xi 335xi Front Control Arm Replacement e90 e92 2009 BMW 325xi 328xi 335xi Front Control Arm Replacement e90 e92 2010 BMW 325xi 328xi 335xi Front Control Arm Replacement e90 e92 2011 BMW 325xi 328xi 335xi Front Control Arm Replacement e90 e92 ► OUR MAIN CHANNEL: http://bit.ly/2ad33QG ►► 2013 GT86 Project Playlist: http://bit.ly/2dz4xY1 ► 2015 Ford Fiesta ST BUILD Playlist: http://bit.ly/2a59UKp ► We upload a NEW VIDEO EVERY DAY! ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worldmechanics/ ► Like Us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/worldmechanicsofficialpage ► LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for MORE DIY VIDEOS that could SAVE YOU BIG $$$$$$$ !!! *Disclaimer We, Auto Repair Guys, are not responsible for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Information given in this video does not guarantee the desired outcome. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of the tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not Auto Repair Guys.





Replacing upper / thrust control arm on late model BMW 5, 6, 7 and X series
BLOG ARTICLE: http://blog.bavauto.com/14819 "Like" us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BavarianAutosport "Follow" us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/BavAuto "Subscribe" to us on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/BavarianAuto Visit our online store - http://www.bavauto.com/ All of the items shown in these videos are available in our online store at http://www.bavauto.com/. Need additional tech help? Please visit our tech blog for thousands of Tech and DIY BMW and MINI articles at: http://blog.bavauto.com/ --- In this DIY and How-To video, we'll outline the procedure for control arm and bushing replacement on an E60, E61 chassis 5-series BMW (3 series 04-10). This procedure can be followed for all 5-series models from 2004 through 2011 (exc 2010 GT), 6-series (E63, 64) 2004 through 2010 (and coupe through 2013), 7-series (E65, 66) 2001 through 2009 as well as 3-series 06-on (E90, E91, E92. E93 and F30), 5-series 11-on (F07, F10), 6-series (F12, F13), 7-series (F01, F02), Z4 (E89) and X1, X3, X5 and X6 models with minor detail differences. The applicable Bentley repair manual will detail the specific procedures and torque values for your given BMW model, to include those for the models and chassis not listed here. PARTS USED: • Upper (thrust/strut) control arm * New lock-nuts for ball-joint and bushing bolt TOOLS USED: * Steering Knuckle Spreader Tool - • 3/8" drive Torx bit socket set * 3/8" drive Allen metric bit socket set * 3/8" drive ratchet and extensions • 1/2" drive sockets, universal joint, extensions and ratchet, 16mm - 21mm • open-end wrench set, 16mm-21mm • Various flat-head and phillips screwdrivers PROCEDURE: 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. 3) Remove the under-chassis splash panel(s). 4) Remove the nut on the outer control arm ball joint as follows; Loosen the nut on the end of the ball joint's through-pin. Once the nut is loose, the through-pin will rotate with the nut (this is NOT a tapered pin as is common on earlier designs). Use the applicable Torx or Allen bit, inserted into the end of the through-pin, to secure the pin and remove the nut. NOTE: DO NOT use a pickle-fork (or other ball-joint separator tools) to separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle. The ball-joint through pin is not tapered and does not require any type of separator tool. 5) Loosen the nut on the through-bolt for the control arm bushing mount. 7) Remove the strut clamp through-bolt and the remaining bolt securing the swaybar endlink bracket to the steering knuckle. Move the swaybar endlink bracket aside. 8) Use the steering knuckle strut clamp spreader tool to slightly widen the strut clamp. 9) Pull the steering knuckle assembly down a few inches so that the control arm ball-joint can be pulled up and out of the steering knuckle assembly (see step 10 before attempting to pull the ball-joint out). 10) Remove the control arm bushing through-bolt. 11) Remove the control arm ball-joint from the steering knuckle. 12) Install the new control arm by inserting the ball-joint into the steering knuckle and the bushing up into the mounting bracket. Insert the bushing through-bolt. 13) Push the steering knuckle up to seat the strut fully into the clamping saddle (a hydraulic jack may be useful to push the steering knuckle assembly up). Be sure that the strut is properly seated into the clamping saddle. 14) Remove the steering knuckle spreader tool. 15) Install the swaybar endlink bracket with the bracket bolt and the steering knuckle through-bolt. Tighten the bolts to the torque specified in the Bentley repair manual. 16) Using the Torx or Allen bit and open-end wrench, tighten the ball-joint hut to the specified torque (Bentley repair manual). 17) Install the control arm bushing through-bolt nut. Do not fully tighten the nut. NOTE: The control arm must be positioned at normal ride height before tightening the control arm bushing through-bolt and nut. This can be accomplished by carefully (and with extreme caution) jacking under the control arm ball-joint until the chassis shows signs of lightening on the jack-stand or by lowering the vehicle onto ramps (so you can still work under to access the bushing bolt and nut). 12) We're sorry, but the description can not be any longer (youtube requirement). Watch the video and see our tech blog for the full DIY steps at http://blog.bavauto.com/14819 -------- All products noted in this video can be purchased in our online store, http://www.bavauto.com/, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also welcome to e-mail us at info@bavauto.com or call into our headquarters and speak to our knowledgeable advisors at (800) 535-2002 (Mon.-Thurs. 8AM to 9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).




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