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So I was working on the car and noticed the little ball joints in the rear wishbones are blown. are these replaceable or do I have to replace the whole arm?

where is the best place to order these parts?


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So I was working on the car and noticed the little ball joints in the rear wishbones are blown. are these replaceable or do I have to replace the whole arm?

where is the best place to order these parts?


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I don't think you can just get a new ball joint and press it in.

Get hte the whole arm, as you will also get the bush at the other end.

They are a common failure, along with the ball joint (not a normal looking balljoint) within the wheel carrier itself.

Rear Wishbone costs about £180 or so, per arm. So from my experience that sort of works out as $180 - $200.

Go for BMW dealer or Lemforder only , I would say.

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Replace the whole arm. Honestly, it is going to be cheapest to just do it all at once (so it only has to come apart once and be aligned once):

- Upper wishbone
- Toe control rod
- Integral link
- Rear lower ball joint


I have found www.eactuning.com to have awesome pricing and awesome customer service. Not to mention, they'll match any price like www.autohausaz.com

as stated, stick with OEM - Lemforder.
 

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alright i'll check out those sites. thanks



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from that picture you are saying to do 2, 4, 14, and 18? won't I need a press to do #2?
 

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alright i'll check out those sites. thanks



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from that picture you are saying to do 2, 4, 14, and 18? won't I need a press to do #2?

yes, and yes.

You can make your own ball-joint tool if you're crafty. But a bad lower ball joint is the most significant "loose" feeling of all the worn suspension bits back there.
 

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We carry Lemforder on partbull.com for a pretty reasonable price.

If you're into Genuine, Genuinenewparts carries it, but the shipping won't be free, like it is most of the time with Partbull.
 
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