BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Ball Joint

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



These joints are replaceable only on the 1600 and 2002 Series. On other models, the entire control arm must be replaced if the joint is defective.

  1. Remove the lower wishbone from the car as outlined in this section.
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  3. Clamp the wishbone in a vise.
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  5. Drill out the rivets which retain the ball joint to the wishbone.
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  7. Install a new guide joint using new hex bolts and nuts.
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  9. Install the lower wishbone as outlined in this section.
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