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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Effduration
I did mine on the floor of my garage. It's really...

I did mine on the floor of my garage. It's really not that bad. I had read somewhere that getting both sides of car off ground made it easier to re-align everything as the rear sway bay (attached to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Effduration
You do not have to remove the swing arm. If you...

You do not have to remove the swing arm. If you release spring pressure and unbolt the three bolts I mention above the swing arm will actually slip ABOVE the wheel carrier with the ball joint. You...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 93
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Posted By Effduration
Not a bad video, but the E39 is a little...

Not a bad video, but the E39 is a little different. on the X5 the key trick to this job is relieving spring pressure on the wheel carrier. On a car with air suspension you unhook an air hose leading...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-25-2019, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Effduration
Either will do the job. THE CTA tool has a...

Either will do the job.

THE CTA tool has a bearing built into the center where you crank on the hardened nut to press the bushing in or out. I am not sure the Bavauto tool has it.

At the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-24-2019, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Effduration
I am glad it worked for you, but this scares the...

I am glad it worked for you, but this scares the hell out of me. pounding out a steel bushing pressed into an alum housing. I bought the tool. Any BMW-style rear ball joint tool with at least one...
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