Filed Under (BMW) by admin on 28-10-2010
Replacing Both Control Arm Brackets Caution! If a bracket is replaced, a new bracket must also be installed on the other side. After installation, check freedom of movement of other components to control arm bracket. If necessary, bend back heat shield and cut panel. Remove engine underguard and if necessary heat shield on right. Remove reinforcement (cross). Remove reinforcement (plate). Punch-mark center of control arm. Composite parts of special tool 00 7 500. If necessary, remachine special tool 31 2 151 as per drawing. Detach bracket with special tool 00 7 500/31 2 151 from control arm. Caution! Never re-use a rubber mount pulled off from control arm. Rubber-coated inner sleeve is destroyed if pulled off dry. Caution! A control arm with pin shape (A) must be replaced! Only control arms with pin shape (B) may be fitted! Mark out measurement (A) at bottom at control arm pin. A=290.9 ± 1 mm Installation: Outer edge (B) of rubber mount must be flush with marked measurement (A). Caution! If the position of the rubber mount is not strictly adhered to, this will result in impaired vehicle handling and early rubber mount wear!