In Reply to: HAHA, I finally got it Sunday Morning... posted by Nick P. on July 30, 2001 at 08:26:15:
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 )
non-shimmying 1994 530ia