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Old 07-02-2010, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by 850aye View Post
I just got an estmate for my 850i , they want to change the thrust rods and bushings and the ball joint

thrust rod and bushings at a cost of 1000, CAN dollars
and lower ball joint s at a cost of1400. CAN dollars.

are you saying that if i replaced the entire thrustrod assembly that the lower balljoints are included.
BMW control/thrust arms ( I'm more familiar with E28 and E34 than others) ALWAYS come with the ball joint installed. The ball joint is not a replaceable item. If your shop is quoting the ball joint replacement as a separate job, then they have some 'splaining to do! has great diagrams and parts cross refereces.

nice car.
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