BMW DIY Video – Rear Upper Control Arm Removal-Replace E39 E38 Others

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This DIY video (below), from Bentley Publishing, shows the basic procedure for replacing the rear suspension upper/rear control arms.  The inner bushings and the outer ball joints on these arms are […]

BMW DIY Video – Rear Suspension Lower Ball-Joint Bushing Removal-Replace E39 E38 Others

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This DIY video (below), from Bentley Publishing, shows the basic procedure for replacing the rear suspension outer/lower ball-joint.  This is a common wear-out item on the applicable chassis.  When worn, it […]

BMW Rear Axle Half-Shaft Removal / Removing

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In removing the rear axle shaft, you would first remove the six or eight bolts that secure the inner CV-joint to the differential output flange.  These bolts will typically have either […]

BMW Check Engine – Service Engine Soon Light & Fault Codes

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This answer is applicable for many BMWs in addition to the one listed below. Q My SERVICE ENGINE SOON light came on. The manual says that something is amiss with […]