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    E46 330CI Front Wishbone Replacement

    Guys

    Need your valuable assistance. My 330CI failed its MOT on Saturday, excessive wear on the lower suspension arm (wishbone) bush. The MOT guy said I needed to replace the bush and the actual wishbone.

    I can't see why there's a need to change the wishbone if the bush has worn out.

    Any advice?

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    I'm not a mechanic - I suggest you get a 2nd opin>

    ion to see if indeed the wishbone needs changing as well.

    It may be a good time to look at uprated bushes as well and get those fitted up.

    HTH!

    Dennis! West London UK!!

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    Re: lower wishbone bushes

    Hey i am a mechanic i have a 330d e46 with the same bushes worn i ve bought replacements for 20 quid each, they are held on simply with two bolts, there is no need to replace the full wishbone if the ball joints are in a servicable condition.
    Watch out for garages trying to screw you for full wishbones they did try it with me until i checked the vehicle myself.

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    Re: E46 330CI Front Wishbone Replacement

    I am in the same situation. Although only the bush needs changing it would be expensive labour wise to try place new bushes in an old wishbone. It would be far easier and cost effective to actually replace the whole wishbone as this part which would come with bushes.

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    Re: E46 330CI Front Wishbone Replacement

    My rear wishbone bush has gone on my 330D, James said only 2 bolts need removing which is ok , but how do you get the bush off the arm? Much tapping and banging still won't come off.

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    Re: E46 330CI Front Wishbone Replacement

    The wishbone and bush are one part i'm afraid mate....good old BMW getting as much money out of us as they can again

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAz View Post
    The wishbone and bush are one part i'm afraid mate....good old BMW getting as much money out of us as they can again
    the wishbone and bush are not one part and can be changed although getting the bush off of the wishbone is not easy,
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