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Old 08-17-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Alignment done, I'm told seized camber bolt

Hello. I had an alignment done recently and was told by the shop that the camber adjustment bolt for one of the rears was seized and couldn't adjust it. I'd like to get under there and see what I can do, and buy replacement if needed.

I assume its part of the "Rear Axle Support/Wheel Suspension" area. Can someone confirm which bolt it is or point me in the right direction? Thanks!

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...40&hg=33&fg=30
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:39 AM   #2
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#10. It is an eccentric bolt that is turned to adjust camber. It is very easy to get to with the wheel off.

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PB blaster that SOB.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:44 AM   #4
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the bolt in the pic cposk has taken is the one at the bottom
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the bolt cposk has taken a picture of is the strut bolt but it is #10 on realoem
Don't know about you, but I'm looking at the control arm eccentric bolt, and not the shock bolt.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:47 AM   #6
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Nice ninja edit
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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wow, that was quick. Thanks for the help fellas!

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PB blaster that SOB.
That's the plan. I'll probably pull the wheel off and soak it a few times, let is sit overnight, soak it some more and go from there.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:30 AM   #9
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Don't know about you, but I'm looking at the control arm eccentric bolt, and not the shock bolt.
haha! that pic so f in large on my laptop, takes 2 pages to see whole thing

OP its 18mm on both sides so you need 2 spanners/ratchets. Mine was so rusted i used a 19mm, lucky i didnt round it
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haha! that pic so f in large on my laptop, takes 2 pages to see whole thing

OP its 18mm on both sides so you need 2 spanners/ratchets. Mine was so rusted i used a 19mm, lucky i didnt round it
Ha, big pictures are the way to go! I have a 24 inch monitor so I never noticed an issue...

Luckily, if you end up stripping/rounding it, the location makes it very easy to cut it with an angle grinder.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:00 PM   #11
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thanks for your help guys. The camber wasn't off by too much but I'm OCD and don't like seeing red on the alignment printout.
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