I have replaced strutts before, just never on a BMW.. Not sure if there is a big difference or not.. Never replaced a control arm, im sure I can figure it out.. Just wanna know how much of a headache its going to be.
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2002 BMW 330xi Question: How difficult is it to replace the control arm, and rear strutts?
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 22, 2011, 22:44Master
Labor guide says 1.3 hours to replace rear shocks both sides on the sedan double that for the station wagon. But the sedan is very easy. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online