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Old 10-25-2009, 05:35 PM   #13
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Location: Tomball, TX
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My Ride: 2003 330i
I know this is an old thread but, I thought I would share in case anyone else has the same problem. I had the same problem. Meyle HD control arms just don't have enough flex to get the strut out. Maybe oem or older control arms have enough flex. I had about 1 1/4 inches of strut left in the knuckle. I end up renting an arm puller for compact cars from Autozone to disconnect the control arm outer ball joint from the steering knuckle.

This is it:

I used it one I had already dropped the control arm as much as I could. Otherwise clearance between the top of this tool and the bottom of the strut becomes an issue.
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