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Old 11-30-2012, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by RGriffin View Post
I have the same issue (220,000.) Mine are about 10 degree off and cannot adjust camber to fix. I am going to purchase another set of control arms and modify them. I have not checked but wonder if the arm can be heated and reduce the bend in the arm to fix the problem. If not, I plan on cutting them and welding in some sort of adjustment (fixed or bolt adjusting.)
At those mileages you are due to change the rear ball joints for sure, search in youtube for "E53 X5 rear ball joint problems", a tech guy need to push the wheel carrier to check for play on those (you can't do it on the ground), just see the video then it's clear. Again I assume you 've gone to BMW specialist for alignment and can't dial in the negative camber to specifications.

Though a caveat, a good BMW specialist who can align BMW X5 will know how to check for worn rear ball joint, just saying...
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