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Old 07-19-2010, 11:39 AM   #27
mcopenha
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My Ride: '01 325xi, '73 2002
I posted a recent DIY on Xi control arms and bushings here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=778979. The content about the outer ball joint is similar I assume for non-xi's.

Don't use a pickle fork unless you're replacing the control arm. You'll ruin the boot on the ball joint. If you want to reuse control arms purchase a decent puller/separator as others have pointed out. You might also be able to get away with something like this http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...t=embedwebsite, but again, go with the right ball joint separator.
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