The ball joint ends of both arms are the same.
The following is an E39 thrust arm bushings R&R (remove and replace) procedure. A wheel alignment should be performed after the repair. Repair time ~5 hours. Parts, Tools, and Shop Supplies. Thrust Arm (tension strut) Bushing Set85/each 2 x Thrust Arm Bushing Self-Locking Nut/each. 8-cyl. Jan 01, Wiggle the bushing side of the thrust arm into its place in the bracket on the frame of the car.
Push the 21mm bolt back in and thread the nut back on. DO NOT TORQUE THE BOLT DOWN AT THIS TIME! Just put the nut on the bolt and hand-tighten it. Image #17 shows the new thrust arm in place on the bushing/frame bushfelling.barted Reading Time: 10 mins.
May 29, In this video I tried to show everything what you need and how to replace tension strut or replace bushings in this bushfelling.bar and tools for this job you ca.
Jan 23, It was a delightfully simple repair, as nothing else is in the way and nothing else needs to be removed: Just use a ball-joint separator on the tapered rod, undo the big bolt through the bushing on the other end, put the new part in, and torque the bushing bolt. Jul 06, Doing the thrust arm bushings and replacing with Powerflex bushes. Aug 17, Common swap out, stronger X5 bushings into an E39 M5.
Remove sway bar mounting bushing covers; Remove the 3 nuts on each of the wheel carriers (one each for tie rod, thrust arm, control arm). You can get the center one with an open end wrench.
Pop off the tie rod end ball joints on each side. See Pix #4 for properly positioned ball joint tool. Remove steering arm mounting bolt – See Pix #5.