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Old 01-03-2013, 02:47 PM
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Help with changing left upper control arm.

Can some one give me a quick tutorial on how to change out the front upper left control arm. What tools should I have and a step by step on how to do it. 2002 bmw 745i. New owner. Bought with issues.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:32 PM
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Upper arm? you mean the thrust arm? You need to take the plastic pieces off, and then take the brake ducts out that cool the brakes.. then it's pretty easy.. the lower arms are actually easier.. those you just drop the ball joint and bolt/nut for frame and replace..
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:29 AM
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Yes. Go on ebay and spend $10 to buy the TIS.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:18 PM
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Yes. Go on ebay and spend $10 to buy the TIS.
Or do what I did and go on eBay spend $40 and get the cable, TIS, INPA, NCS Exp. and 5 other programs.. plus detailed instructions.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:25 PM
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Or do what I did and go on eBay spend $40 and get the cable, TIS, INPA, NCS Exp. and 5 other programs.. plus detailed instructions.
That works too, but you only need TIS for this.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:33 PM
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Or do what I did and go on eBay spend $40 and get the cable, TIS, INPA, NCS Exp. and 5 other programs.. plus detailed instructions.
Please PM me the ebay link.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:00 PM
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Or do what I did and go on eBay spend $40 and get the cable, TIS, INPA, NCS Exp. and 5 other programs.. plus detailed instructions.
can you post this info with the links/name of the seller here?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:25 PM
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This is the eBay seller that many bimmerfest members have bought cables and software from: bmwcables-co-uk

The cable is very reliable. The software comes with detailed instructions.

Here is the active product link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121035001296

Tip: if you read the rating of this seller, you notice that many buyers didn't buy it at full advertized price. Make an offer!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:26 PM
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This is the eBay seller that many bimmerfest members have bought cables and software from: bmwcables-co-uk

The cable is very reliable. The software comes with detailed instructions.

Here is the active product link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121035001296

Tip: if you read the rating of this seller, you notice that many buyers didn't buy it at full advertized price. Make an offer!
This is the seller I bought from. Per referrals from here.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:56 PM
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Thanx for the guidance guys.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:21 AM
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How hard is it to operate the cable/ programs?
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:51 PM
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It takes a little time to setup the software and use it. Not hard if you are technically inclined.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:11 AM
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Where can I find a repair manual for this car ?
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:24 PM
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There is no 'repair' manual for this car. It's called TIS, and you can get the suite on eBay.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:38 PM
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I purchased TIS last week from eBay and still learning how to use and where things are. It's pretty good, well worth the $10, but I only found the lower control arm instructions , not the upper.

If anyone has found it, please share the path in TIS so I can better understand how to navigate
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:32 PM
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TIS should have everything - make sure you are navigating it properly. Personally I wouldn't touch this car without TIS.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:29 PM
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As I said, still getting used to navigating through this, but if you can tell me where you found the upper control arm, that would help a lot. Everyone has praised TIS, and I'd love to be able to get the most out of it.

Thanks for the help
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:44 AM
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I got it from bmw
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