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Wishbone front offside bmw mini one

I have removed the 2 nuts holding it on but i cannot pull it out of the bush. do i need a tool I have removed all of the nuts and the ball joints but cannot pull the wishbone of my mini one R50 out. Can anyone help?

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  • stainzyrhm Mar 26, 2009

    i am in the prossses of changing my wish bone on mini cooper i have got it out the bush but cannot get it back in there is a special toool for this job that bmw use. and be carefull not to damage that bush its very expensive and not easy to replace as its tied in to the antiroll bar system wich is under tension

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    can these be removed without dropping the cradle

  • scott carlson May 11, 2010

    What is it caught on?

    Can you describe what you are removing in more detail? Where it is located? What is next to it or on top of it or above it. What side is it on?



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You have to put the wishbone on 1st, the ball joint nut on and the front one den guide it in the hole and use a big lever with plenty of wd 40 and it will go in, i jus did one the other day, i had to change dat rear wishbone bush which was a nightmare to do

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