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Posted by markus on July 30, 2001 at 08:36:29:

In Reply to: HAHA, I finally got it Sunday Morning... posted by Nick P. on July 30, 2001 at 08:26:15:

Like I said early last week, I want to see all the little tricks firsthand before trying mine. Knowing how contrary that sonofagun balljoint was, I am now semi-prepared to order some arms. (after I try the corner-to-corner rotation deal today).

Congratulations Nick...Man, you deserve to be shimmy-free after all that! Have you had a chance to be absolutely positive you eliminated the shimmy?


One thing else you may want to use if the "gentle tapping on the ball joint" doesn't work. Try a "little flammable gas" from a small torch, my torch was out of oxygen, but a friend brought over a small MAPP torch, and TADA!, 20 minutes later the car was done, torqued, and rolling down the road.

Thanks to all who offered advice, and tonight, I will try ti post some pics of the old arms. Wow, the ball joints were SHOT.

-Next repair, sway bar end links and tie rod ends ( they are all shot too )

-Nick Panich
non-shimmying 1994 530ia

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