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Michel did a great job with this rear suspension DIY. To complement Michels DIY This is my 1998 bmw 528i COMPLETE FRONT suspension OVERHAUL httpwww.bimmerfest.comforumssho...d.phpt399580 Now it is COMPLETE INFO rear and FRONT suspension OVERHAULS

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

RealOEM and any other reference is the part nos of the two bushes on each of the rear Swing part (333267554712). What are the other bushes that ought to be looked up Please add on and assist...Thank you all. Quote Originally Posted by bluebee Ive never touched my rear suspension but if I were to Id start by typing suspension F3 in the bestlinks which nets among others these threads and pdfs - bmw_suspension_systems_training_all_bmw_including_

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Rear Suspension Bushes and links

I thought it would be right to start a new thread here. Have been searching the forum the last few days to get a list of all the bushes that canought be replaced at the rear for a complete over haul of the rear suspension. There are several posts for How to replace the suspension meaning shox sway bars ball joint springs etc but very few that lists how to replace the rest of the parts such as guding

Quote Originally Posted by Joelgk Please add on and assist.. Ive never touched my rear suspension but if I were to Id start by typing suspension F3 in the bestlinks which nets among others these threads and pdfs - bmw_suspension_systems_training_all_bmw_including_ E39.pdf (1.31 MB 133 views) - How to replace rear wheel bearings ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) & a rear axle suspension & wheel bearing installation

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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

charge. in all honesty repair shops can charge whatever they want really. its called free market. there are also menu prices for things like alignments tire rotations fuel injection services and the like. as for actual time it will come down to skill and experience. (2.5hrs is a great time btw ) i seem to be a magnet for rusted rear suspensions be it a honda mitsu toyota jaguar (stoopid jag ) or bmw

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

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Help 528i Sportwagen-passenger rear suspension sagging

I have a 1999 528i sportwagen. The passenger rear sags. Ive been told there is an air bag that most likely has a puncture or leak in it. Has anyone ever had this issue How complex is it to repairreplaceAverage time to repair Recomendation where to get partsCost Thanks in advance

Welcome. Is one side or are both sides sagging Is there a yellow warning light on the dash with a picture of the wagon with up and down arrows above it lit up You need to confirm whether you have an air spring [what bmw calls them] leak or a leaking air hose connection. You also need to confirm that the air pump in the spare tire wheel well is working. Start the car and listen for the pump to start

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

that matters. If you change out your fronts only and then change your rears (same brand) two years later you will essentially be mixing brands because the performance of the old fronts will no longer match the performance of the new rears. Bottom line if you are not changing all four shocksstruts at one time then staying with the same brand is not that important. This is somewhat analogous to bmw

that matters. If you change out your fronts only and then change your rears (same brand) two years later you will essentially be mixing brands because the performance of the old fronts will no longer match the performance of the new rears. Bottom line if you are not changing all four shocksstruts at one time then staying with the same brand is not that important. This is somewhat analogous to bmw

I just put the Bilsteins on the rear of my 2001 530i which had the sport setup from the factory. I did the fronts about a year ago and put the Sachs up there. However I screwed up as I had just become a bmw owner and didnt know the difference between the Standard suspension M Sport suspension or M Sport II suspension. I thought that the M Sport suspension came on the M models at that time. It wasnt

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 5 E39 BMW 528i 97 rear suspension air bags

Hi I have a bmw 528i 1997. there are no springs in rear suspension it has some kind of aire bags instead of springs. Could somebody give me any information about them How are they called correctlly (english is not my native language) How is the pressure controled in them how to take them of how to deflate and inflate them Any information would be appreciated. Thankyou.

Quote Originally Posted by predi Hi I have a bmw 528i 1997. there are no springs in rear suspension it has some kind of aire bags instead of springs. Could somebody give me any information about them How are they called correctlly (english is not my native language) How is the pressure controled in them how to take them of how to deflate and inflate them Any information would be appreciated. Thankyou.

BMW SERIES 5 E39 5.28iT Sport Rear Suspension Overhaul

Well my car finally dropped Im looking around in the DIY and FAQs and Im confused on which one to actually follow as I have an iT with Sport suspension. Can anyone direct me to a page where I can estimate how much work Id need to do tech background On a scale of about 1-10 Id say Im a comfortable 5-6 on installs. I can follow instructions well and get things done but the problem that I can foresee

I have a standard suspension (non-sport) and just overhauled my rear suspension a few weeks ago and wrote it up. The idea is the same for your sport suspension. All parts technical detail is in the DIY below. DIY 1998 bmw 528i Complete rear suspension Overhaul httpwww.bimmerfest.comforumssho....phpp6113013

BMW SERIES 5 E39 504iT What rear suspension do I have

Just picked up an 01 540iT with black out trim an M steering wheel and 17 bmw rims. Would that make it a Sports Package and would that affect the rear suspension specification With a rear wheel off I can see a vertical spring surrounding a white plastic drum that might be an air suspension piece plus a shock absorber thats set at an angle to the spring. But doesnt the air suspension replace the spring

It sounds like you have the sport pkg...do you also have the sport seats They are the ones that have the powered thigh extensions and oblong shaped headrests. Even if your car has the SLS air suspension in the rear...you still have shocks. The shocks work in an ancillary capacity in helping with lateral and other rear suspension movements...every movement is not up and down...plus the air suspension

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

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 540IT HELP rear air suspension sagging on both sides

The self level suspension inactive light came on and then both sides are sitting like this. does nothing when i turn the car on. i read la528its Touring Airbag DIY do you think that could be the problem Any suggestions best regards Santino

bmw e39 528it sports touring wagon rear air bag self-leveling issue I had my rear self leveling sports air bags replaced new about 30K ago and I have noticed only in cooler temperatures the rear drivers side drops a bit loosing some air over night but as soon as I open the drivers door the rear suspension automatically levels right back and holds to the proper hight. It doesnt seem like its anything

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Rear Suspension Problem

This is my first post here so be gentle... I spent the last 30 minutes trying to find some data on an issue that I have with a 2000 540i. I could not locate it using the SEARCH function so I will post the issue here. Bought the vehicle with 36K miles 4 years ago. I noticed a higher pitched sound coming from the rear but did not pay too much attention to it (big mistake). The vehicle now has 66K on

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

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 Best place for Rear Suspension Air SpringsBags

I have a 2000 bmw 528iT Sport. On my way to a long 200 mile trip my right rear suspension bag went on me. Found a leak in it. I want to replace both rear suspension Air Springs Which is the BestCheapest website to Purchase them Reply asap. thanks

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Complete rear suspension overhaul

1999 528iT 120K miles My rear end is pretty bad every little bump is beating up the car badly. I wonder if its not just the rear subframe bushings but also the shocks that are gone. Is there a complete list of parts I need to rebuild it Below is a good write-up on wheel bearings but doesnt seem to include subframe bushings or shocks. Do I need to replace rear wheel bearings at 120K I just replaced

easily by getting rear of touring supported on jackstands then jack up differential and watch if entire subframe moves updown on through bolts in bushings. To inspect for cracks (fluid has long departed bushings) support differentialsubframe with jack and remove one of the bolt and lower wide washer. I would hazard a guess that yours are shot. When I replaced my rear sport shocks with same from bmw

BMW SERIES 5 E39 auto leveling rear suspension

Noticed that my car has the auto leveling light icon in the dash and when I pulled the rear tires theres a small device back there kind of measuring the distance of the lower A arm (or control arm). However my dampers just look stock (white). Does this mean the rear auto-leveling system has been removed

Quote Originally Posted by Black007 Can you do more damage to the car if you drive it with the rear self leveling system not operationalI am 75 miles from home and want to know if I can dive the car home in a liesurely fashion or should I seek immeadiate service by bmw mechanic The self leveling suspension usually malfunctions by having an airbag pop which drops everything in the rear......once that

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...

tire. There seems to be a pretty obvious impact on the side of the tire - in your own pictures. Dont go through a car wash before you go to the tire shop. As Kris said and youve pretty much agreed with - its a coincidence and that coincidence revolves around running relatively low tire pressures on very low profile tires . 34lbs is lower than you should be running at the rear and the only reason bmw

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Independent Rear Suspensions on 5 series

Could someone with a 2006 525i tell me if the rear suspension is independent Or if it is a live axle. I searched the forums but couldnt find any information and I also checked bmw website with no luck either. Most car manufacturers have this information on the technical section of their brochure or on their website but I couldnt find the information. Thanks.

The most common mistake that people do is performing the alignment on this car without weights. rear Camber is 2 degrees. When you press the car down the wheels spread. (More camber). They do alignment when the car is unweighted and put camber at 2 degrees. The car is designed to have less then 2 degrees when standing light. Or driving slowly. It will have more camber when driven fast (pushed down) and when driven hard in the twisties. If they align to 2 degrees without weights then they now have too much camber when driving around for grocery shopping and when driving hard for fun. That will eat the inner part of your rear tires excessively . - I am not saying in any way that you should not do or you dont need your suspension overhaul. But if you want to preserve your tires and you want your car to ride like a bmw E39 you should insist on weighted alignment when you are done. mw

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Rear-suspension 3D-CAD

The reason I joined this forum is I am working on a schoolinternship-project on the rear-suspension of a bmw E60. I am supposed to make an animated suspension in a 3D-CAD program (solidworks). I was hoping some of you guys could push me in the right directions to find some infophotosmeasurements of the suspesion. All of your suggestions are welcome In the meanwhile Im gonna hang around here and gather some first info..

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Inexpensive Suspension Refresh - Front and Rear

My project for the 97 328i for the new year includes a suspension refresh - what is required and what is the least pricey option Yes I am being a bit cheap but then s are tight as of now. Here is what I am looking to do Front Axle Struts stabilizer bar bushings Stabilizer bar endlinks control arm outer bushings Driver side sway bar bracket mounting has corroded will be welded on just got the part from

Some more questions 1) Is it OK to do rear springs shocks without doing the fronts Or do I HAVE to do them together 2) Can I use Bilstein Touring Shocks with H & R OE Sport Springs The current set up is a stock bmw 328i with the M-tech suspension (I confirmed this with a dealership as well as the online bmwvin decoder)

I thought I would need m technic specific springs for this car since it has that suspension and since those are insanely expensive and difficult to get thought I would need a set of springs as well. BUT if I can just make do with any other e36 spring set (will an M series also work) thatll really help pull the cost down since the cheapest springs I can find are these httpwww.ajusa.comKONI-1020-6021-...gs-a1cea9.html

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 squeaking rear right suspension

hi guys just wondering is a squeaking suspension a sign of trouble i just noticed the other day whilst getting out of the car i sat side ways on the drivers seat to answer a call and when i stood up it squeaked . i cant hear anything when im driving but then again with the sound proofing im not surprised. but i then went to the rear of the car and bounced it up and dow a few times and each time it

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

BMW SERIES 5 E39 e39 rear suspension rattle...

I have a 1996 e39 540 when going along if the rear drivers side wheel (rhd car) hits a small pothole or man hole cover there is a metallic rattling noise from that area... I am not sure whether its to do with the brakes or suspension or what. Its only that side that rattles and it sounds as though something may be worn or worse loose... Any ideas as to what it could be and what things i can check before booking it into the bmw main stealer Thanks guys Dan

BMW SERIES 5 E39 SUSPENSION Overhaul Front vs Rear philosophy

Just curious what you guys think of this. The basic question is suspension Overhaul - Do the Front 1st - Then do the rear Later. Over the years of owning many cars (50-50 city-hwy driving) and fixing many cars during the last 25 years and this is what I think happens in the suspension - The Front suspension being heavier and getting more twists and turns and cornering usually goes first approx. at

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Rear Suspension Failed

Hi All Like to say hello to all who read. Been a bmw 520 SE Tourer owner for three weeks now my first ever Beemer. Wish I had got one a lot sooner. Great ride. Until Today.... Drove into work no problems. Eight hours later left work and noticed the ride was harsh thought I had a flat. When I looked I found with horror the rear suspension was bottomed out. Got it lifted home where it now sits until garage opens tommorrow. Anyone know what has failed Anything I can check out myself Cheers all Sid

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.

Thanks for your tips Russm21. Im starting my research on front and rear suspension. I have a mechanic friend to work with but hes no expert on bmw and I am a novice to say the least. So maybe Ill leave this work for the experts. Regardless I want to understand what is entailed. I see that others have major difficulty with the wheel bearing just like you said. So far it looks like the wheel bearing

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 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 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

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