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Old 09-13-2018, 07:20 PM
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need to take mine in. drives straight if the steering wheel is turned ever so slightly to the right. Unless one of you gents knows how to fix that.
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If the tires aren't getting chewed up that sounds like a cosmetic issue. My car similarly has the wheel ever so slightly turned when driving straight. I will have the alignment guys square that up after I put in my new ball joints


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Thing is they are brand new tires. I just replaced the ball joints and bushings. I feel like the last owner may have aligned it with the shit bushings or something.
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need to take mine in. drives straight if the steering wheel is turned ever so slightly to the right. Unless one of you gents knows how to fix that.

Signed up for 3 year alignment plan for $180 at National Tires Batteries (NTB). I do the alignment monthly, and because they are so eager to extract more money they tell me all the bad things they notice while they are working on it. Fix those myself.
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That's pretty clever!


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Thing is they are brand new tires. I just replaced the ball joints and bushings. I feel like the last owner may have aligned it with the shit bushings or something.


After ball joint replace you need an alignment.

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If the tires aren't getting chewed up that sounds like a cosmetic issue. My car similarly has the wheel ever so slightly turned when driving straight. I will have the alignment guys square that up after I put in my new ball joints


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Iím looking to replace ball joints front tension strut arms soon. Although I already replaced font upper and lower arms the X still shakes a little when braking or with feet off gas pedal. Iím thinking it may have to do with BJs. Are you planning to use BJ removal tool or hammer it away?
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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

I bought control arms with ball joint attached. Removal process requires a hammer not much more. Very good YouTube video available

The shake you describe is almost certainly ball joint and exactly why I ordered mine. Soft braking from 50-45 mph gives you shimmy you feel at the steering wheel. 99% Chance ball joint.
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Got my NT-510 in the mail last night, I started checking all my codes and expect to have almost everything done and cleared by 2020

Found new transfer case with solenoids for 2100 SAR (1 USD = 3.75 SAR) as for some reason they won't sell the solenoids separately "sigh"

Good news is that a new Bosch battery is 800 SAR.

Still trying to make the boss lady believe I'm getting a great deal on every single thing that I buy....

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Got my NT-510 in the mail last night, I started checking all my codes and expect to have almost everything done and cleared by 2020

Tons of codes are tripped from a low voltage situation. Record the codes and do a quick reset and see which return.

As you will see it takes a tremendous time for the 510 to auto scan so learn how to navigate abs dive into the modules that you need to access.
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