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  1. what is best product and method to lubricate ball joints and bushing related to the front suspension. control arms and tie rods in particular.

    General E46 Forum
    hello. i am new to this site. it is my first post. i apologize if i could have found this answer somewhere on the site already. i dont really know how to navigate the site yet. anyway. is it a good idea to get a grease gun and needle, puncture the boot around the ball joints and fill them with...
  2. I've been driving like this

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    Good Morning hope everyone is healthy. So my car has been very clunky and I've been lazy but I have time now and look what I found. Pictures are sideways but you'll know when you see it. Clunkyness is usually around 40- 55 mph then its not as bad. These are my tie rods
  3. Steering problem...trying to pass inspection!

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    My 2001 e46 needs to pass a state safety and emissions inspection before I can get new tags. But the power steering pump (I assume) went out a month ago. It has the normal failure symptoms: fine one minute, then without warning, super hard to turn at low speeds. Like every BMW I've ever owned...
  4. Has anyone used GES auto parts

    Suspension & Braking
    I purchased a set of tie rods made by Ges , and I wanted to know has anyone ever purchased products from this manufacturer. If so how well did they work well in your car. :confused:
  5. FS: 2 OEM Tie Rods $150 shipped

    Suspension and Braking
    Hey guys, So I got both my tie rods done about 8k miles ago on Nov 9th 2013 - June 6th 2014. I just recently changed to the ///M tie rods and no longer need them. Up for grabs for $150 shipped. Includes the boots as well. Total MSRP cost is about $300 new. Part numbers below - Left-...
  6. steering rack and tie rod problem

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    today I went to have a alignment service in my ex-mechanic-shop so after few hours they come to my work place telling me that I have a steering rack problem and the tie rodes are mess up and the steering rack and inner tie rod are one piece which my friend( genius who does all the work on my car...
  7. Places not to use anti-seize

    Suspension & Braking
    For any of you who over-think the whole "I live in the salt-belt and am going to have to replace my control arms every two years" thing, as I did, it's not a good idea to put anti-seize on the conical ends of any joint. I put it on EVERY joint, and after 4 alignments, rotating my tires...
  8. 2002 BMW 325xi Wear & Tear Concerns

    General E46 Forum
    Hi all. This is my first post. I've spent the past two weeks scouring these boards for information on the car I recently purchased (2002 325xi). I've noticed people always want n00bs to use the search button (which I did) but I have some questions because this is my first BMW so I'm not sure how...
  9. Free Suspension Parts - DFW - (used)

    Suspension and Braking
    Ok so I just installed the FCP groton complete front end kit. So here is what i have 2 - Old (worthless) FCAB's - they are pressed into two perfectly good housing - so those who want to get just FCABs and want them pressed in b4 starting the project this is for you. 2- Tie rods - good...
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