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      12-05-2019, 10:09 PM   #16

Drives: 2011 E91 Silver xDrive 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kentucky

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Spindle ball joints to connect to front tension strut have glued thread T50 screws. Use breaker bar to get them loose before impact wrenches.
The join can be hammered out with spindle on vice. Not recommended to hammer while in car. Too many rubber bushings to absorb the impact.

Putting back in is simple with brake lube in the hole and hammer in the ears of ball joint to push a little in place before screwing down replacement screws with impact wrench.
Brake lube will prevent moisture penetration and rust as seen on old one. Easier to replace next time.
I'll add rubber coating spray later to whole spindle before brake install for even better protection.
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Last edited by Soravia; 12-06-2019 at 07:46 AM..