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This video explains how to replace front control arm bushings on your BMW E30, E36, or E46 3-series that is experiencing control arm bushing failure. The vehicle that these are being replaced on is an E46 330ci, but the procedure is the same for the E30 and E36 3-series. This particular E46 had 62,000 Miles on it at the time of this replacement.
2005 BMW E46 3-Series Control Arm Replacement
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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.
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BMW 3 Series E46 Front Lower Control Arm, Replacing - How To Replace
In this video, Bentley Publishers senior technical editor Charles Burke and
Chip Meyers from Village European illustrate how to replace the front lower
control arm 2001 - 2005 BMW 3 Series (E46).
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Over the life of a vehicle, the transmission can often be overlooked when
performing routine maintenance. If left unserviced, the automatic
transmission fluid will break down, causing the valve body and filter to
become contaminated with deposits and sludge. This will lead to poor
shifting, slipping, and ultimately transmission replacement.
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How To Replace Brake Fluid - EricTheCarGuy
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was happy to get the opportunity to make it. Now that I think about it
however I did not address ABS systems in this video however the Subaru used
does have ABS. For the most part, you can replace the brake fluid and not
have to worry about the ABS, however in some cases you might need to bleed
the system with a scan tool in order to get the brakes to work properly. Be
sure to check the service manual of the vehicle you're working on before
committing to bleeding at the wheels. If you're just removing the fluid in
the master cylinder, you should not have to worry about the ABS at all.
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This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had
passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation.
They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the
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The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to
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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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Anthony and Raj taking you through the steps on how to replace a valve
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Replace BMW Fuel Filter
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com - Replacing a BMW fuel filter is easily
done with a few simple tools and a little instruction. Some
recommendations: Do this job when the fuel tank is nearly empty and use
some kind of pan to catch the remaining fuel in the filter.
Consider replacing some of the rubber hose and rusty hose clamps when you
perform a BMW fuel filter change.