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Old 05-29-2010, 11:53 PM   #1
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Front wheels move back and forth?

Hey! i hope this is a good place for this question.

My front wheels are moving back and forth, while the car is completely still!

But, i am pretty sure its a beararm bushing (Spelling?) problem, i took of the wheel and tried to feel around with a short bit of pipe i used to bend the beararm a little bit, but now to the biggest questrion, what do you recommend to change? I found different setups with the whole beararms and then bushings mounted on, or ready to install bushings for the beararm.

I hope you guys understand what i mean, i really want to get this fixed, but im not used to having 1500000000000000000000 different solutions to one problem

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:08 AM   #2
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LCAB (Lower Control Arm Bushings) are bad.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:08 AM   #3
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concur - most likely culprit is a worn control arm bushing (piece 6) for which you either replace just the bushing or the whole assembly. Your additional choice is to use a polyurethane bushing (such as powerflex) instead of the rubber OEM type.

There is also a possibility that worn ball joints in the control arm itself (piece 5) are also contributing to the problem.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...53&hg=31&fg=05
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:17 AM   #4
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fcabs, also check your ball joints as well. My fcabs were going so i replaced them, only to find out my ball joints are also slightly bad. Now i gotta replace controls and fcabs
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:23 PM   #5
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Thanks alot guys, i guess i can change all the bushings on the beararm? I was thinking of going powerflex! I have to do this soon, a week ago, i could barely move the wheel, now its moving a whole inch...
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:13 PM   #6
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Just what part are you refering to as the "beararm"? Is that what you are calling piece #5?
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:56 PM   #7
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Exactly Sorry!
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Where can i see what piece is what #?
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:16 PM   #9
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Where can i see what piece is what #?
The link to realoem.com in post #3.
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