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Old 08-11-2011, 10:36 AM   #16
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so essentially beat the cr*p out of there the arrow is pointing, where the jack is under the strut?

time to get a sledge I suppose...

now to wait till work is done to attack this BS.

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:22 AM   #17
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no!! on the control arm below the arrow. :-) do you see there are two flat surfaces on the strut where the arrow points? the one in front of that and then below. hammer on the edge of the control arm.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:37 AM   #18
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alrighty thanks man.

also, thanks for all your patience with this, never had any issues with my 1987 E30's balljoints...I guess I just got lucky that time.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:50 AM   #19
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no!! on the control arm below the arrow. :-) do you see there are two flat surfaces on the strut where the arrow points? the one in front of that and then below. hammer on the edge of the control arm.
NO! Double hammer the area where the arrow is pointing. I usually use an air hammer, but the hammer method works fine. I put a ball peen hammer with the flat side on the taper, then whack the shit out of it with a 4lb sledge. A couple good whacks, then tap the top of the ball joint threads with a hammer (really lightly to not damage threads). If it does pop right out, double hammer the taper again. I've never had a ball joint not come out that way.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:55 AM   #20
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Axxe is right. The arrow is where you hammer. If you apply heat use it just a bit also where the arrow is pointing, just place something over the rubber boot or it will melt.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:56 AM   #21
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DUDE your sway bar link is still on!
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:54 PM   #22
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well, try both...what do you got to lose? if it doesn't work, well then, you've either destroyed your control arm or the strut or both. (Grin)
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:56 PM   #23
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DUDE your sway bar link is still on!

no it's not, the 2nd pitcure I used was from the internet.

the 1st pic is of my actual car

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well, try both...what do you got to lose? if it doesn't work, well then, you've either destroyed your control arm or the strut or both. (Grin)

hehe i'm actually pricing out e30 M3 control arms that come loaded with bushings anyhow

...just incase;-)
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:02 PM   #25
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Okay well, to help you can put a pry bar between the control arm and the subframe and put a bit of pressure not a lot. Then tap with the hammer where your arrow is.

I've done this about 10 times, it works. I can usually change that outer ball joint without special tools in about 30 minutes.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #26
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Update!

Got the both out.

Violent hacking got thos fkers out.

Unfortunately at the expense of my balljoint rubbers.

This means......upgrade time!

New control arms, and fresh tie rods


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