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Old 08-27-2006, 06:57 PM
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Mein Auto: 98 540i/6
to add to Randy's post:

just to give you a heads up on the tool. i got a different one then hotswimmer (randy).

This is the one i got:

if you notice the one in the writeup, the bolt is in the middle of the two pieces. mine is on the bottom. for me to get mine to work, i had to turn the steering wheel a bit to get the right angle in there. it also helped i have a 4 lbs shorty studge hammer to "tap" (i use that word liberally) it in there AFTER i pealed the rubber boot on the bottom of the ball joint DOWN so the FORK would wedge itself in there.

worked like a charm and scared the piss out of my friend... actually, we were doing this on this car. i'm just going to do the bushing part.

It takes a lot of work to be lazy.
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