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This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for Z8 Roadster (E52) and other BMW models
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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW Z8 (E52). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Ball joint puller
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW Z8 (E52). AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW Z8 (E52). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Control Arm on BMW Z8 E52 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace BMW Z8 Roadster (E52) 4.9 2001 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
    BMW Z8 E52 4.9 2002 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: front lower arm – BMW Z8 (E52). Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the control arm cover.
  6. Step 7
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 9
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    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Control Arm on BMW Z8 E52 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
    BMW Z8 4.9 Control Arm replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Control Arm on BMW Z8 E52 2002 4.9 by yourself
    Remove the front fastener of the control arm.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the arm.
  13. Step 14
    How to change Control Arm on BMW Z8 Roadster (E52) 2000 - tips and tricks
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 15
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    Install a new arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  15. Step 16
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    Connect the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
  16. Step 17
    How to change Control Arm on BMW Z8 E52 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Screw the fasteners of the ball joint. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 18
    How to replace BMW Z8 Roadster (E52) 4.9 2001 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 19
    BMW Z8 E52 4.9 2002 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Install the front fastener of the arm.
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