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How to replace 2000 bmw 323ci control arm bushing

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SOURCE: Lower Control Arm Bushing replacement

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I just did this job on my 98 regal, and I own the service manuals also. The lower control arm bushing that usually goes, is the front one. The rear one doesn't usually go, it is horizontally mounted. The front one for some reason is vertical. The control arm must be removed, and put in a vise. The front bushings outer metal sleeve, must be driven out with a chisel. It comes out easily. The new bushing can be tapped in with a hammer. Hope this helps!
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Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Quest front control arm bushing replacement.

You can get just the bushings at autozone, checker, napa auto part stores for about $30.00 to $35.00. You can replace them yourself or take the vehicle to the shop.


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Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: control arm bushings

Special tools are required. Definitely not for the novice. An alignment will be needed after the required work is performed

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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try this website to see if they have your car listed its www.autozone.com or stop by your local library to look at a Haynes auto repair manual for your car

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Quest front control arm bushings

That control arm is technically un-servicable and by the end of the day after finding something,then trying to wrestle these in where they work properly,probably the best, easiest and cheapest in the end is to replace the control arm.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks Jeff. I bought two control arms online and my mechanic installed them for me. He was surprised that they were not serviceable."

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