In Reply to: what tools needed to replace lower control arms? posted by Scottie on January 12, 2001 at 21:04:04:
No special tools although if you are reusing the arms you would want to use a ball joint press, otherwise a couple of raps with the hammer should pop them. I assume you are replacing the arms because the ball joints are gone? Are you using a stock replacement arm and bushing? I would take this opportunity to upgrade the locator bushings with the 750i units. You can use a bearing press and have the old ones swapped out in a 1/2 hour. I had a local shop do mine, chump change. I used a 1/2" bolt, 2 washers and 2 nuts to "spread" the locator bushing mounts so tht the wider bushings would fit. A torque wrench should be used on the ball joint end, check the Bentley for specs.