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need help...

this post is not for a ranger but maybe yall could help...

Im putting on a suspention system on my friends BMW 525it... Its one of thoughs Coil over shock/strut system. Well, the Strut/shock has a sleve that goes into the A-arm and a bolt goes through the sleeve to hold it in. The problem is that we cannot seem to get the sleeve out and we are at the point of no return lol... any ideas on how we can get it out...

by the way, we have already used hammers, air hammer, chisles, heat...
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I would have to see how its set up....
I'll see if its on the computer @ work..
I'll let you know tomorrow
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can you get any pics of the setup, its hard to visualize
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ive got some pics but i dont know how to put them on... i can send them 2 u if u want
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get on AIM if you can ill take a look
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you can also use the upload feature to put a pic right in this thread
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here they be

Here they be
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Heres a pic of the new set up... and my garage (well, my dads shop)
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thats a tough one
what year is it ?!
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93 525it
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Try www.bimmerforums.com or www.dtmpower.net for your BMW needs! My buddy has an M3 and I hear those are probably the best forums for the BMW's.
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nice use of the attachment feature ...

available to site contributors...

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nice use of the attachment feature ...

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That is an odd set up though, damn beemer's
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is it the sleeve in the shock strut your are trying to get out? are you able to get to the inside of the sleeve? if you are and you are installing a new sleeve, the best way to get the old on out is to make a cut lengthwise through the entire sleeve, using a hacksaw, etc. that will relieve the tension on the sleeve. if one cut isnt enough make 2, add a little WD40, and it should fall right out. note that all those instructions are based on the assumptions i make above
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ive already tried that... on the one side... it didnt wprk too well..lol STUPID BMW POS!!!lol
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did you make 2 cuts? all the way through lengthwise? if that didnt work your SOL!!
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i just realized, if you used too much heat before, you could have fused the metal to the rubber bushing its in. just a thought
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well, i finnished the job... the one side i drilled it out, the other side i used a pickle fork (sp?). im half way done, now for the front end....
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