I am purchasing a smaller car soon. I was told the previous owner hit a curb and now is inoperable. I looked at it today. Sway bar link, control arm, and strut are completely done. Im the neighbor. and i was trying not to tow the thing next door. I curious if i replace the control arm and the sway bar link, if i could pull it out, and drive it next door to my garage. without replacing the strut and compressing the spring blah blah. If i go slow enough?
You will have to make sure there is no chassis / mounting damage also if it is as bad as stated or you will never get it aligned properly .Depending on car , if it has front wheel drive , you could have transmission problems to add to list .
it is RWD and at quick glance it looks like no frame damage. Just the ball joint broke apart from the frame, not the knuckle. I have never replaced struts before. but i have done shock absorbers. Is that the same thing as the shock? Is there anything else i need to know replacing it? I see 3 bolts inside the engine bay, and the strut sits inside the knuckle. like my windstar. So im pretty sure i only have lower control arms, swaybar link. shock, strut, and tie rod. Is that the basic setup?
I just want to say thank you to everyone on FORD FORUMS. I went to the "bimmerfest forums" and there is a way different crowd on that forum. I went on here and im asking questions about a bmw. and you guys are still helping. I asked a few questions and the way they talk to me, and stuff is rediculous. quite honestly idt ill get the car just because i wont be able to have any help from them. I am happy buying ford still. and its a 1998 E34 bmw 525i. It tooks 10 replies from 8 ppl and in the last reply just to figure out what i had.
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