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BMW SERIES 5 E39 REAR Trailing Arm Bushing vs Whole Trailing Arm

I read the brilliant DIY by mmm635s for rear suspension httpforums.bimmerforums.comforum....phpt1205925 But in the above DIY mmm635s replaced all the parts circled in red did not replace the part circled in blue Trailing arm Left rear (circle in blue in the pic) PN33326755471 retailed as 370each side At 370each side or 740 for both sides it is a budget issue for many of us. So the obvious question

Is it necessary to replace either the bushing or the rear trailing arm unless there is a failure associated with either the bushing or the trailing arm This one seems a bit pricey to replace just for the sake of refreshing components. WRT to the front suspension my understanding is that the some users (I did) install the solid bushing in the front thrust arms in lieu of the OEM liquid filled bushing

Quote Originally Posted by mickenordin Anyone found a suitable replacement bushings or aftermarket solution My Swedish dealer want 500US for the whole arm. Micke We havent done it yet. Theres a set of swing arms here but havent had time to pursue the bushings. Quote Originally Posted by Fudman Is it necessary to replace either the bushing or the rear trailing arm unless there is a failure associated

Quote Originally Posted by username47 Just replaced both front and rear suspension with all OEM - except shocks and springs. Im talking about 540 here with 100K. The thrust arm bushings were torn a little but they dont look like liquid-filled to me. The old bushings were contitech and the new lemforder thrust arms came with ZF ones and look like the design was improved. Again they dont look like liquid

I find it extremely hard to believe that folks would just be willing to sink 500 a swing arm as the end all solution. We have some cery creative and industrous minds on this board and someone has to have at least attempted to make some Delrin or Solid Poly bushings. I mean Hell Energy suspension and several others make all kinds of bushings for US spec cars and there are plenty of makes for bmw

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Rear suspension question ATTENTION SUSPENSION GURUS

...Most of you remember me hitting the curb last winter...Finally got the car in to get it serviced...and So I got a call from my indy today saying the springs and control arm were done and that they put the car up on the alignment rack and the front is perfectly straight but there is a knuckle on the rear passenger that is bent. They said its a 900 part and about 4-5 hours worth of labor because they

Quote Originally Posted by jw08 Before you go back to the shop and be an ass keep in mind that shops need to actually make a profit to stay in business. Sure Tischer sells the part for 550 but what if they dont know about Tischer What if the only source they are aware of or using sells them the part for 800 And not everyone is comfortable installing used suspension components - especially a shop that

of repairs. Then the insurance company will get ripped off and you just pay your deductable. I understand the rant but much like other industries auto mechanics have a habit of running up the price because people dont really have a choice. You are in an industry where there are a lot of idiots and scammers and just plain liars (remember the NBC report on quicky lube places a while back). And bmw

Quote Originally Posted by smolck I understand the rant but much like other industries auto mechanics have a habit of running up the price because people dont really have a choice. You are in an industry where there are a lot of idiots and scammers and just plain liars (remember the NBC report on quicky lube places a while back). And bmw mechanics tend to be worse than most because they know they average

Camber .14 Toe TOTAL -0.1 Cross Camber 0.27 Total Toe rear LEFT -1.8 Camber .14 Toe RIGHT -1.7 Camber -.90 Toe. The specified range indicated is .08 to .18 degrees. TOTAL Cross Camber -0.1 Cross Camber -.076 Total Toe 0.52 Thrust Angle. The specified range indicated is -0.07 to .07 I also noted the Caster SAI Included Angle and Turning Angle Diff were left blank. Do these fields not apply to bmw

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BMW SERIES 3 E36 Yet another rear suspension refresh DIY

Ive had my 97 M3 for a while now and aside from a few of the usual maintenance items I havent really dug in for any serious fixes. Aside from the failed bearing install a month and a half ago -heard a noise deduced it was the front pass. side bearing. -replaced front pass. side bearing. -test drove. -it was the rear bearing. -commenced replacement of rear bearing. let me stop here and say if youre

I decided that after powdercoating the major parts it would be a shame to put all the same rusty nuts and bolts back on so I set out to create a parts list and shop prices. Before I start with the part numbers you should know this I have friends that get discounts at the bmw parts dept. Even WITH the discount ECS tuning is LESS EXPENSIVE Retail Price Dealer Discount Price ECS Tuning. For real. Now

I was told that the powder coaters did the part clean up before they spray it. Do you really think I should get it cleaned beforehand Anyway thanks for your suggestions. Id ideally like to find something in or nearer to Chicago but if all else fails Ill contact you for more info. In other news (and I know this doesnt belong on a rear suspension DIY) I was on the highway yesterday and I realized that

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Rear suspension help...

Ok so no one bought my suspension kit so Im just gonna use it instead of getting coil overs. My question now is I have done suspension on many trucks and a few cars and this looks a little difficult. Anyone have the tech specs on how to do the rear suspension

of your E39 rear suspension ( 0 ) ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) or just the rear subframe axle bushings ( 1 ) ( 2 ) or the rear upper control arm ( 1 ) or the rear shocks ( 1 ) & springs ( 1 ) & cv boots ( 1 ) & M5 sway bars ( 1 ) ( 2 ) with special tools for rear ball joint removal ( 1 ) & where to buy a rear ball joint press ( 1 ) ( 2 ) & what tools to use for the rear alignment ( 1 ) & what are the bmw

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Installed new rear shocks on 01 530i wsport suspension

Just put on new rear shocks (Bilstein Sports) on my 2001 530i Sport. It was not that bad of a job. Of course I did follow the DIY writeup by Rajaie on the BeisanSystems.com Website. Many thanks to Rajaie. It really made the job easy. Mine was slightly different as I have the split folding rear seat. WHAT A DIFFERENCE IN MY RIDE I kept going throughway tires on the rear (Already did the front struts)

long as the compression tool is properly aligned (reasonably parallel) it wont slip off. Using a third compression tool (if available) is a good safety practice. The only really difficult task is removing the ball joints. Sometimes they pop right off. Other times they are stuck fast. For me I had to cut the threaded bolt portion down on some of my ball joints to allow better tool purchase (the bmw

CN90 I just spoke with a bmw factory tech friend (15 years exp) who inspected the rear of my 160k mile 540 and found my rear ball joints worn. His comments were similar to the observations you have the integral links rarely wear out. Guide links usually hold up well too but says the control arms can get iffy after 125k or more. After inspection he said only my ball joints needed replacement but since

of your E39 rear suspension ( 0 ) ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) or just the rear subframe axle bushings ( 1 ) ( 2 ) or the rear upper control arm ( 1 ) or the rear shocks ( 1 ) & springs ( 1 ) & cv boots ( 1 ) & M5 sway bars ( 1 ) ( 2 ) with special tools for rear ball joint removal ( 1 ) & where to buy a rear ball joint press ( 1 ) ( 2 ) & what tools to use for the rear alignment ( 1 ) & what are the bmw

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Rear Camber Arm diy

Hi all noob here just jacked the car up to replace a bolt in the rear camber arm next to the diff. To might great dissapointment it looks like I need to move the diff some how to get the old bolt out. Is there a trick Saw that there was a Diy for this on the e36 but cant find. 98 M3 coup. Thanks for the advise. Hope it is simple hate to take to the dealer to replace a dang bolt.

Loosening the diff was literally 4 bolts. Takes 2 minutes with hand (not power) tools. httpwww.realoem.combmwshowparts...05&hg33&fg30 15 is what the bolt for the control arm threads into. It is shaped that way specifically so that it cannot undo itself. (Youll see when youre under the car). httpwww.realoem.combmwshowparts...66&hg33&fg30 s 5 & 17 (two of each) are what you need to loosen in order to

BMW SERIES 5 E39 525iT driver side rear suspension sag (sometimes)

Ive read the 2 other threads about suspension sag. The 540iT which is dumped all the time and the other guy who could hear his rear airbag leaking. I dont have any warning lights and the car doesnt always lower itself. It seems like it lowers itself when the weather gets cooler at night. Not too sure though. When it does lower I unlock the doors and the bag fills up. I would say it has happened 5 times

the dealer -reprogramming the control module you installing different rear links to change the static suspension height set you bending oem andor fabricating new lever arms for the ride height sensors to trick the control module to add remove air to the air springs pipe reservoir. If you have done nothing else to the suspension ... I would strongly suspect you have a leaking rear air spring. (bmws

BMW SERIES 5 E39 touring(wagon) rear suspension kits (not shockssprings)

im curious about rear control arm kits. obviously the touring rear suspension is different than a sedan but what about the suspension components that arent shockssprings will this kit work httpwww.fcpeuro.comproductsbmw-...9-e39rearkit-l

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Wish me luck... 540i Sport full rear suspension R&R

I have a busy weekend ahead of me doing a nearly complete rear suspension overhaul shocks carrier links control arms integral links & ball joints. I was hoping to do the bearings and brakes as well but I waited too long to order the parts Oh well. Ill do those when my driveshaft comes (maybe next weekend...) Jobs done see below for the update...

of your E39 rear suspension ( 0 ) ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) or just the rear subframe axle bushings ( 1 ) ( 2 ) or the rear upper control arm ( 1 ) or the rear shocks ( 1 ) & springs ( 1 ) & cv boots ( 1 ) & M5 sway bars ( 1 ) ( 2 ) with special tools for rear ball joint removal ( 1 ) & where to buy a rear ball joint press ( 1 ) ( 2 ) & what tools to use for the rear alignment ( 1 ) & what are the bmw

Im thinking about tackling this job as my right rear bearing is starting to go. I looked up the procedure in my Bentley and they talk about removing the outer swing arm nut and bolt and also removing the upper front control arm (traction strut) and upper rear control arm. I dont see where you mentioned doing that prior to removing the bearing and hub. Is that necessary Or is it that you press the axle

Quote Originally Posted by TomViers Im thinking about tackling this job as my right rear bearing is starting to go. I looked up the procedure in my Bentley and they talk about removing the outer swing arm nut and bolt and also removing the upper front control arm (traction strut) and upper rear control arm. I dont see where you mentioned doing that prior to removing the bearing and hub. Is that necessary

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Rear control arm specs

Im planning to replace the rear control arms with a pair that I bought from ebay. If you are planning to buy from ebay (50 each) it looks more like a used control arm cleaned and painted with new ball joint and bushing installed. Any online diy on how to R&R the rear upper control arm What are the specs (torque and size) of each of the bolts httpwww.realoem.combmwshowparts...19&hg33&fg30 It is part

Originally Posted by ctan Used 21 mm wrench and 10 mm nut driver to remove the ball joint side easily. However cant loosen the 18mm bolt in the rear where the arm attach to the frame. Area is too tight for my breaker bar to move. Any idea Firstly is it even possible to replace the arm alone not having to remove struts etc Are you still talking about part 18 in this diagram httpwww.realoem.combmwshowparts...19&hg33&fg30

BMW SERIES 5 E39 BMW E39 Control Arm Suspension Kit (540i M5) - Meyle HD 320 shipped

fcp has a deal till may 31--15% for memorial day with memorial15 code-- off anything on their website I just decided to pull the trigger on their meyle hd front end control arm suspension kit since i have been putting this off for awhile now. bmw E39 Control arm suspension Kit (540i M5) - Meyle HD E39armRodKitMY bmw Control arm suspension Kit This six piece bmw E39 control arm suspension ... (1) bmw

New England weather. Its worth the extra 300-500 I spent over the other brands. The Sachs shocks are another story replaced by Bilsteins. Any addl costs spent then were offset by cheaper prices 3 years ago costing more these days due to increased cost of commodities and the EURO. Finally I have spent thousands more money on maintenance in 8 years on my E39 vs 12 years on my Acura so your Hondabmw

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Rear control arm bushing replacement

My girlfriends 330xi has been squeaking while driving so she took it to an independent mech for a diagnosis rather than wait for me to crawl under it and find the problem. They said the rear right side upper wishbone control arm inner bushing was causing the noise. I think its part 14 in the linked diagram does that look right to anyone httpwww.realoem.combmwshowparts...40&hg33&fg30 If thats the right

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Lifespan of Rear Balljoints Rear Suspension Rebuild Options

Car is a 540iT with 100K miles. Getting her ready for the next 100K. Mechanical repairs are done and moving to suspension (already have new FSD shocks). Except shocks rear suspension is 100% original. When last at the dealer asked them to go over suspension and let me know what was worn. Came back with both rear sway bar end links and one rear upper control arm (wishbone). Planning on doing the work

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Need to buy rear upper control arms

Need to buy rear upper control arms has any ever bought any If so from where

These found by typing rear upper control arm F3 into the bestlinks should help the OP - How to do a complete overhaul of your E39 rear suspension ( 0 ) ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) or just the rear subframe axle bushings ( 1 ) ( 2 ) or the rear upper control arm ( 1 ) or the rear shocks ( 1 ) & springs ( 1 ) & cv boots ( 1 ) & M5 sway bars ( 1 ) ( 2 ) with special tools for rear ball joint removal ( 1 ) & where to buy a rear ball joint press ( 1 ) ( 2 )

There are 2 upper control arms for the rear end on the E39. One is referred to as a Guiding suspension Link with Rubber Mount 6 in this picture. They are identical from side to side. The other one is a wishbone left or wishbone right 10 in the picture at this link. They are obviously different from side to side. httpwww.realoem.combmwshowparts...24&hg33&fg30

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Rear suspension issue

I just noticed this happening - - when I go over a bump even small ones - it seems like the rear-end of my 323i moves to the side. The suspension used to absorb the bump - but now it feels like the car skips to the side - for lack of a better word. Im also noticing new noises and a soft feel in the front end as well. Two weeks ago I was thinking to myself - for 11 years old - the suspension in my bimmer is solid. Not so much now. Thanks for the help

Quote Originally Posted by SWC Had the subframe inspected bmw last week and all is well. The knocking is getting louder from the drivers side front wheel -I guess after the valve cover gasket - its on to the suspension items. Thanks for the advice. Well the front knocking could be something simple like sway bar links. But seriously the rear trailing arm bushings I mention are only 50 and a worthwile upgrade.

BMW SERIES 5 E39 REAR Suspension Work how Extensive should it be

OK Car is 1998 528i with 115K miles... My Entire FRONT suspension is new so time to do the rear suspension. This is what I plan to do at the BASIC minimum - Bilstein HD Shocks x2 - Shock Mounts OEM x2 - rear Ball Joints x 2 So the basic question is how extensive should the rear suspension work be done Should I replace the other items mentioned my mmm635 although the other items seem OK for now Thanks

I know nothing about the rear suspension but Im interesting in collating all your best links into a cohesive sentence for future use by others. Here are the links mentioned in this thread rear suspension Work how Extensive should it be by cn90 rear suspensionWheel Bearing Install... by Michel rear suspension Rebuild - my experience - pictures - very long by kbsilver E39 sedan rear axle 7 bushing

Opening each of those threads culling the duplicates and dead links and making a first-pass at ordering them into a keyword-rich sentence we get something like this - How to do a complete overhaul of your E39 rear suspension ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) or just the rear subframe axle bushings ( 1 ) ( 2 ) or the rear upper control arm ( 1 ) or the rear shocks ( 1 ) & springs ( 1 ) & cv boots ( 1 ) & M5 sway

BMW SERIES 5 E39 torque values on rear control arms

In the process of replacing the suspension on my 97 540i which originally included the front control armslinksends but I wasnt planning on having to replace the rears. Ive been working up front to date well I started work on the rears today and the rear arms are just as bad as the fronts where. The bushing side of the arms has some play and the stud side of the arm the rubber is cracked and grease

BMW SERIES 5 E39 rear suspension overhaul with moog

I posted earlier this month about rebuilding the front end of my car with Moog pieces here httpwww.bimmerfest.comforumssho...945&highlight and I was pretty impressed with the quality so I decided to take the plunge with the rear suspension and Moog. I again used amazon to order the sway bar end links and the rear upper control arms. The front upper control arms came from oembimmerparts.com because

BMW SERIES 3 E30 Notes On A Rear Suspension Overhaul

So I just recently completed an overhaul of the rear suspension on my 1990 325ic. I wanted to share some thoughts about the project that I hope will make it easier for anyone planning on doing this project in the near future. A little background on the car...I bought this car a few months ago as a project. It runs great but the suspension is toast. I live in SoCal so the car doesnt have any rust issues.

BMW SERIES 5 E39 540 touring rear suspension question

Ok Ive compiled most of my parts for a front end rebuild including Bilstein HD struts. Im currently on sport suspension but will probably order some mild lowering coils for the front to get down another half inch. My question is what should I do in the rear Im getting some conflicting info online as far as Bilstein shocks for the rear of my wagon. Does the touring use only one shock for the rear whether

Did you do the bushings yourself or have the dealer do it Ive heard quotes of well over 1000 to have this done. Ive never felt the ride quality of my car was bad at all. The problem Im having is the car wanders on the highway tramlining through the grooves in the road. And the suspension up front feels way too soft as if it is wallowing. My alignment guy put the car on a lift a few inches off the ground

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Rear upper control arms bent

over the winter i have hit a curb on both sides of my rear tires and i am getting horrible camber wear on one side and very uneven wear on the other i am pretty sure i bent my upper control arms but i would like a second opinion. I am about to buy a lot of rear suspension parts from pelican (RTAB sway bar link rear control arm bushings upper and lower rear strut mounts etc) and i need to know if i

BMW SERIES 5 E39 M5 rear lower arms on 540i difference between rear M5 and non-M5 hub carrier

Hello guys I would like to install the rear M5 lower arms on my 540i. Would I need an M5 hub carrier to do that or can continue using the non-M5 one Furthermore I am interested in the difference between M5 and non-M5 hub carriers (They have different part numbers) Do the M5 ones only have other bushings installed or are they even more beefier

Quote Originally Posted by JimLev That gets adjusted by the top front suspension link and the lower swing arm. If you change the mounting points for the suspension arms on the knuckle then you really do have a different geometry which of course is not adjustable. It just adds fixed parameters to the variable parameters of the adjustability. Quote Originally Posted by JimLev Nakedpants anything you

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Please look at these Lower Rear Control Arms - How bad are they

Ok - I got my car back from the Dealer. They stated that me rear Lower Control arms were bent 30 degrees each. I just took some pictures of them and it looks like they are bent as compared to the picture from realoem.com 5 (Lower Wishbone) which shows them being straight. According to realoem.com this part is called the Lower Wishbone (5). Is that the same thing as Lower rear Control arm The dealer

BMW SERIES 5 E39 How long to replace rear control arms

A pair of rear control arms have arrived in the mail. How many hours does it take to diy R&R Ive performed rear damper replacement what was quoted as 10 hours in the diy took me 14 hours. I have done some search and havent found any diy instructions. The reason Im asking is because of time scheduling as I can only afford 3-4 hours on a weekend to do this. It should be easy to remove the ball joint

Honestly you should be able to do these in 4 hours. There is not a lot of disassembly involved so it is pretty straightforward. Worst case scenario even if you go real slow and have nothing but problems you can certainly do one side in under 4 hours and save the other side for the next weekend. Wheel carrier end just needs one nut removed. However this is a locknut and is not too easy as the balljoint

BMW SERIES 3 E36 E36 Rear Suspension.... Need Help Please

Okay here recently I had an unfortunate accident that involved me goin backwaards over a curb at about 50mph and I ended up blowing out both my rear tires breaking both my rear rims I know I have some rear suspension damage and I am actually looking into just redoing my entire rear suspension and I just need a list of all the rear suspension components that could have been damaged in this accident.

BMW SERIES 5 E39 E39 528i Differential and rear suspension

Hey There Im Kinda new on the forum...most of the time im here for reference on my e39... Okey Lets go back to subject... I got my E39 528 With 136k on it...couple months after i buy it..my differential when while driven on high way speed 55..to be exactly... now after replacing the differential with 99 528 donor..cost me 350... now after driven the car for 8k i seems be leaking from the left seal...my

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Rear Control Arm Removal & Installation

Both of my the rear lower control arms on my 540I are shot. Has anyone replaced their rear Lower Control arm by themself. httpwww.realoem.combmwshowparts...19&hg33&fg30 . Its number 18 on Realoem.com. According to the Bentley manual it seems like a very straingt forward 3-4 steps job but the only concern I have is seperating the control arm ball joint form the wheel carrier. The Bentley manual didnt

I completed this task a few weeks ago on my 97 540 along with the rest of my suspension overhaul. The rear control arm (18) is a very simple swap out and replacement job. I was able to seperate the ball joint from the carrier by simply pulling it out from the control arm side by hand... didnt even need to use a hammer. I would recommend removing the nut on the BJ first then remove the bolt from the

Quote Originally Posted by z0lt3c I completed this task a few weeks ago on my 97 540 along with the rest of my suspension overhaul. The rear control arm (18) is a very simple swap out and replacement job. I was able to seperate the ball joint from the carrier by simply pulling it out from the control arm side by hand... didnt even need to use a hammer. I would recommend removing the nut on the BJ first

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Rear Suspension Prob...already searched wikithreadsgoogle

Heres the story in order of events -had a bubble form on inner sidewall of passenger rear tire it was a 7 month old off-brand tire (when the 20s were on it) -tire gave up on life within minutes of discovery of bubble. -replaced all four tires wheels w19s and Goodyear Eagle GTs. -5 months later (Today) passenger rear tire develops multiple bubbles on inner sidewall. bawling % So heres what Im thinking...

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Need info on replacing rear upper control arms on E39 2000 528i

I have an 2000 528i. Both rear upper control arms with ball joints need to be replaced because the ball joint bootscovers are falling apart. I wanted to find some info. After I remove them how do I setup the rear LR suspensions before I tighten up the bushing bolts and the ball joint I can only put the car on jack stands so I cant really get good leverage from underneath the car. So I was planing on

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Rear lower control arm

I was just wondering if any of you guys have had your rear lower control arms fail. I got an inspection yesterday and the I was told that mine were bad. And Ive never seen anybody change theirs on an overhaul. I have a 97 540iA with 160100 miles on it

Quote Originally Posted by WDRAcing Once you hit 100k all of the control arms both front and back usually require replacement from what Ive read. I just finished doing my entire front end havent done the rear yet. Just FYI everything in the suspension system should be changed in pairs so if one is bad change both sides. I disagree. Some things should be replaced on both sides (shocks brakes etc) but

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Need to see FrontRear Suspension Diagram or Break Down

Hello all. Just had my car Maryland inspected recently. The inspector found several things that need to be replaced. Here is what was listed Stiffening Plate (front) Bent Sway-Bar End Links (front) Excessive Play Coil Springs wISpring Seats (rear) Broken Control arms (front) DryContaminatedNoisy Lower Control arms (left-rear) DryContaminatedNoisy Steering Rack Accordian Boots Torn So I would

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