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    Control Arm Ball Joint Boot HELP!

    I had to remove my hub today to extract a broken bolt and put a cut in my brand new ball joint boot, i don't want to replace the whole control arm just for the boot since I just installed new ones a few weeks ago. Dealer says the boot cannot be ordered separately although it appears to be easily replaceable if the part were available. Number on the boot says: 032 000 023 012 but still they say it cant be ordered. Anyone know where I can get one or if there is an aftermarket boot that will fit?

    Unfortunately I just threw away my old CA's that had good boots on them.

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    Call BMP

    They have a replacement boot that pops over the ball joint.

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    Re: Call BMP

    Thanks, Called BMP and they have some in RED! Guess I will have to replace both sides, good time to use a pickle fork!!

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    I got a pickle fork stuck on mine...

    I would try and hammer them out evenly. Or maybe fashion a puller._______
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    Yes, the Pickle is what got me into this Pickle.

    Luckily the hub is already off so all i have to do is replace the boot and put it all back together. If I want both sides to match I will have to pickle or use my joint puller to replace the other side... not sure I will go to all the work just for a color change.

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    one word of caution if for some reason

    That created more stress on the joint than normal, and if it fails prematurely it is a very bad thing...

    I was warned to replace mine for that reason. DJRodz a racer advised as losing one is worse than a wheel falling off. You still have a wheel and it's all wonkey and the brakes pull away so you lose pressure.

    Normally that ball won't have "pickle fork" type stresses placed on it.

    Something to think about._______
    GC RTAB shims, RSMs, T/S Coilover with Koni DA f/SA R & 450#f/550#r Eibach ERS
    Eyeball Arm CA mounts
    Sunbelt CAMS w chip for 24# injectors, Euro MAF, Conforti/ITG CAI
    96+ exhaust manifolds
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    M roadster lever
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    These boots are diffferent,

    They are a pressure fit over the top of the ball, very thick silicone like. It has no lower clip, just its own strength keeps the seal in place. I'd do the one and leave the other. (did this on a 525i a few years back.)

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