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Old 11-02-2012, 12:22 PM   #10
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Location: Washington, DC
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My Ride: '01 325xi, '73 2002
Originally Posted by bikesandcars View Post
Started front suspension drivers side Saturday. Discovered torn CV boot, checked both axles (significant play).. Down to NAPA for rebuilt replacements (they had them in stock). Strut rebuild went OK, Axle replacement sucked until I figured it out.
These cars can be a nightmare, huh? I've replaced just about everything you've mentioned. See my notes here:

I will say that GKN axles are the only way to go. I've tried the cheaper reman axles, but they haven't lasted beyond 20-30K. People might offer different stories, but I don't think they're a good idea. I just installed the GKN's and they feel great; time will tell if they're worth the price.
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