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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-14-2010, 07:26 PM
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Clicking CV Joint when turning hard

Any ideas on how to DIY repacking CV joint on 2000 528i?
Beginning to hear clicking in front axle area when turning hard from stop. seems like CV joints but I could be wrong.
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:32 PM
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This is a RWD car, no CV joints on the front LOL.

You have worn endlinks. Search for DIY. Very easy to do.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:41 PM
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This is a RWD car, no CV joints on the front LOL.

You have worn endlinks. Search for DIY. Very easy to do.
LOL. My bad. Still recovering from a lifetime of front wheel drive cars!
I'll check the endlinks replacement with my indy.
If I can do it, great, but I'm not too mechanical.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:47 AM
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+1 most likely end links...

We have replacement front end links available below...

Click HERE for more information.


Please let us know if you have any questions! Feel free to shoot me a PM or email.

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Old 09-16-2010, 09:27 AM
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You made me Google CV joint.

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Constant-velocity joints (aka homokinetic or CV joints) allow a rotating shaft to transmit power through a variable angle, at constant rotational speed, ...
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:27 AM
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If I can do it, great, but I'm not too mechanical.
Trust me, even YOU can do this. Just don't work on it using your jack only. Jack the car up and use some jackstands. Remove the wheel. Check the sway bar end links for free play or torn boots. Remove the two nuts and remove the old link.. Install replacement link. Torque the nuts. Reinstall the wheel and lower the car. That's about it.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:35 AM
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Trust me, even YOU can do this. Just don't work on it using your jack only. Jack the car up and use some jackstands. Remove the wheel. Check the sway bar end links for free play or torn boots. Remove the two nuts and remove the old link.. Install replacement link. Torque the nuts. Reinstall the wheel and lower the car. That's about it.
You made it sound more complicated than it is.

Peter, it's two screws. That's all. Everything is in plain view right in front of you when you pick under the car. Changing oil is more complicated than this. Once the car is on the jacks, it will take you 10 minutes for the first one, and 3 minutes for the second one.

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Old 09-16-2010, 05:08 PM
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Trust me, even YOU can do this. Just don't work on it using your jack only. Jack the car up and use some jackstands. Remove the wheel. Check the sway bar end links for free play or torn boots. Remove the two nuts and remove the old link.. Install replacement link. Torque the nuts. Reinstall the wheel and lower the car. That's about it.
You've given me confidence to believe that I can do this Fudman! Many thanks.
I'm getting with my Bimmer friend who is also one of my indy sources on Saturday.
I need to order the part, like today!
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:09 PM
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You made it sound more complicated than it is.

Peter, it's two screws. That's all. Everything is in plain view right in front of you when you pick under the car. Changing oil is more complicated than this. Once the car is on the jacks, it will take you 10 minutes for the first one, and 3 minutes for the second one.

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Man, thanks MatWiz! Here I thought owning my first ever BMW - and one 10 years old - would be a challenge. Hmph....thanks to you I'm feeling more confident about DIY on the Ultimate Driving Machine....that is JOY!
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:12 PM
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+1 most likely end links...

We have replacement front end links available below...

Click HERE for more information.


Please let us know if you have any questions! Feel free to shoot me a PM or email.

Best,
Joe
Really helpful ECSTuning! I appreciate you giving me the 411 on needed parts for my E39.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:14 PM
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The E39 is known for how easy it is to work on it.

We have girls on this board who have never worked on cars and are now experts.

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Old 09-16-2010, 05:25 PM
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The E39 is known for how easy it is to work on it.

We have girls on this board who have never worked on cars and are now experts.

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LOL! I am getting happier and happier, or in BMW language "Joyous" every day that I own my flawed but beautiful E39.
And if girls can become E39 experts.....maybe I could too!
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:38 PM
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LOL! I am getting happier and happier, or in BMW language "Joyous" every day that I own my flawed but beautiful E39.
And if girls can become E39 experts.....maybe I could too!
That's my point.

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Thread hi jack: will worn end links create a knock from time to time while turning hard from a stop?
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:52 PM
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When on bumpy roads usually. Your problem could also be a stone caught in the brake disk backing plate.
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