Upper And Lower Rear Control Trailing Arm Bushing Removal And Installation BMW 3 Series E46




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casanova roar: Great video the best one I've seen on bushing installation. Very clear instructions very easy to understand thank you so much I'll be starting my project in a few days and this is just what I needed

Andrew Elliott: Did this using the rtab tool supporting the cup with hex keys cuz it was too big and a socket on the smaller side. Removed rubber from new bush to insert and refit rubber once in place. Easy job and chuffed with my ingenuity.

Yunhuang Zhang: Can I use this tool set to remove the front trailing arm bushing?

Harry Hoffman: have you done the inner bushings too?

Oz Striker: If you only want to change the rear upper and lower ball joints, Do you have to remove the 3 bolts at the front of the trailing arm, and lower it down?  Looks like the 2 ball joints you replaced could be done without lowering the whole trailing arm.

Kendo J: Thanks for the "how to" EdzGarage. My upper trailing arm (spring carrier) bushings/bearings are shot. So why not change all the bushing at the same time. Saves me a trip to the tire specialist to align my wheels.

My question is: Did you also use the toolbox(as shown) to replace the outer bushings? Because when i search for trailing arm toolsets. I get 2 results. 1 set for the upper and lower bushings(as shown in your video) and a different set for the outer bushing, consisting of a bigger cup, spindle and some flanges. So now i'm not sure what to get.
Did you also check the other bushings on the lower and upper control arm?

Erail87: Glad I saw this video, I was worried I was going to need a press. Awesome how 2, thanks!

Chris P: You are correct. These are "rose bushings" (English) or "heim bushings" (USA) - they are not a ball joint at all in the traditional sense (a ball joint allows 360' articulation), though the principle of design is somewhat similar. The exact same bushing is used in the Vectra-B and the Saab 9-5. I'm doing mine next week!

EdzGarage: Thanks for the comment!

SuperStormtroop: Nicely done, the rubber lower bush can also be replaced with the same upper ball joint, it is exactly the same size and it's a worthwhile upgrade as it provides better stability and is used that way on the e36 & e46 M cars.

EdzGarage: Thanks!

bmwlover78: nice job, most have one of that kit.

EdzGarage: Not sure.

flomofo1: Can this do the inner bushings as well? Or just the ones on the hub? I can avoid buying a press if this is the case because I bought poly for the other bushings and the other bushings are also easier to remove...

EdzGarage: I stand corrected. In my defense, mine said bushing on the box ??

NNMTECH: trying to help you dude... BMW part number 33326775551 - ball joint

NNMTECH: that's not BUSHING... it is BALL JOINT.

EdzGarage: I got the tool kit from a seller on eBay. The kit is HCB-A1087. Thanks the comment!

Frank Masiello: Nice job, I have 2003 325i that needs the upper and lower trailing arm bushings and like the way you did yours. where did you purchase the tool kit to do it and the kit number. thanks keep up the good work.

EdzGarage: Your bushings should be good unless the car was raced a lot. I don't know what the job costs at a shop, but it wont be cheap... maybe $500.

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