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James R. Johnson

James ... 7/25/2012

1989 BMW 635CSi Base 6 Cyl 3.50L

Steering & Suspension

How many ball joint's per side front, are they upper,lower or front,rear

I have tried & replace,rotors,pads,tie rods,all brake Calp. system, but still at 50 to 55 mpr I still get a bad biveration .And should I replace both sides. I live in Smithville,Mo.64089 Having hard time finding shop & about how much should it cost. Thanks J.J.

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Jimm 7/25/2012

There are four ball joints; on each side (right and left) there are two; front upper and front lower.

Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.RockAuto.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the front (left or right side) lower control arm with the ball joint for around $30.00 each. The front upper (left or right) are around $43.00 each. Each of these control arm assemblies come with the bushings.


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