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Redryan98 08-17-2012 10:35 AM

Alignment done, I'm told seized camber bolt
 
Hello. I had an alignment done recently and was told by the shop that the camber adjustment bolt for one of the rears was seized and couldn't adjust it. I'd like to get under there and see what I can do, and buy replacement if needed.

I assume its part of the "Rear Axle Support/Wheel Suspension" area. Can someone confirm which bolt it is or point me in the right direction? Thanks!

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...40&hg=33&fg=30

cposk 08-17-2012 10:39 AM

#10. It is an eccentric bolt that is turned to adjust camber. It is very easy to get to with the wheel off.

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xavi330i 08-17-2012 10:40 AM

PB blaster that SOB.

doggy 08-17-2012 10:44 AM

the bolt in the pic cposk has taken is the one at the bottom

xavi330i 08-17-2012 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doggy (Post 14659628)
the bolt cposk has taken a picture of is the strut bolt but it is #10 on realoem

Don't know about you, but I'm looking at the control arm eccentric bolt, and not the shock bolt. :hmm:

xavi330i 08-17-2012 10:47 AM

Nice ninja edit

Redryan98 08-17-2012 10:52 AM

wow, that was quick. Thanks for the help fellas!

Redryan98 08-17-2012 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xavi330i (Post 14659619)
PB blaster that SOB.

That's the plan. I'll probably pull the wheel off and soak it a few times, let is sit overnight, soak it some more and go from there.

doggy 08-17-2012 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xavi330i (Post 14659632)
Don't know about you, but I'm looking at the control arm eccentric bolt, and not the shock bolt. :hmm:

haha! that pic so f in large on my laptop, takes 2 pages to see whole thing:rolleyes:

OP its 18mm on both sides so you need 2 spanners/ratchets. Mine was so rusted i used a 19mm, lucky i didnt round it

cposk 08-17-2012 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doggy (Post 14659741)
haha! that pic so f in large on my laptop, takes 2 pages to see whole thing:rolleyes:

OP its 18mm on both sides so you need 2 spanners/ratchets. Mine was so rusted i used a 19mm, lucky i didnt round it

Ha, big pictures are the way to go!:thumbsup: I have a 24 inch monitor so I never noticed an issue...

Luckily, if you end up stripping/rounding it, the location makes it very easy to cut it with an angle grinder.

Redryan98 08-17-2012 01:00 PM

thanks for your help guys. The camber wasn't off by too much but I'm OCD and don't like seeing red on the alignment printout.


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