Front Lower Control Arm Replacement

Vehicle: 2001 BMW 740IL
Parts Needed:
  • Left front lower control arm
  • #3112-1-141-723
  • Right Front Control Arm
  • #3112-1-141-724
Tools Needed:
  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Wheel chocks
  • Breaker bar
  • 17mm socket
By diyauto
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First things first, Jack up the car.

Remove the wheel lug covers and remove the wheels with a 17mm socket and breaker bar.

The control arm fits into the body with a 21mm bolt. I didn’t have a 21mm wrench but a 13/16” one worked.

You have to turn the wheel all the way to the right to get the bolt out.