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Old 10-22-2007, 09:07 AM   #1
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Control Arm Ball Joint Info

Here's some interesting stuff I found in the TIS -

In the first document there's a nice diagram of the ball joint itself and some good background information on how it works and how it wears out.

The next two documents describe the use of BMW's special tool for measuring play in the joint. You're not likely to buy one of these tools and be doing it yourself, but it's always nice to know what the shop is up to.
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File Type: pdf wheel joint.pdf (97.1 KB, 312 views)
File Type: pdf joint check.pdf (49.7 KB, 224 views)
File Type: pdf measuring play.pdf (946.5 KB, 203 views)
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