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      06-23-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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M3 front control arm movement

Recently fitted front m3 control arms.should there be any movement/play in the arm when you wiggle it.its the straighter of the front 2 arms.on one side I can wiggle the arm and it moves freely about on the joints.dont think the other side does it but that one is connected to the xenon headlight leveller.hope someone can help so I can get it sorted.
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      06-23-2014, 07:15 PM   #2
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Yep that's normal. There are ball joints on both ends of the arm so you can rotate the arm a bit. If they are new arms, i'd imagine it should be quite hard to move by hand though.
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The joints are tight fitting but the arm is freely moveable boy hand.don't think there's lateral movement,just rotational when twisting round by hand.just needed to see if that's Normal on the m3 arm.thanks for any help
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can anybody else confirm that its normal for the lower m3 arm to move/rotate when twisted by hand.even when the cars under load.desperately in need of 4 wheel alignment so would help if i knew for definate before i take it.
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Yes, it's normal.
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