The manual describes the steps to be taken when replacing the upper bushing of the front upper control arm 00088783 or TED76099 (Polyurethane) using the TED99705 puller on a BMW 5 Series (E60).
Lubricate the new bushing and control arm socket with isopropanol. The smaller, additional hole in bushing determines the position to the control arm marking. All the markings should be in one line. The correct positioning of elements is necessary for proper forces distribution during the suspension work.
Mount back the control arm and bolt initially. Mount the wheel back and place the vehicle on its wheels. The control arm bolt should be tightened according to the manufacturer’s specification while the suspension is under load (the car stands on wheels). Afterwards, mount the bolt covers and engine cover back to the vehicle.
After the assembly we recommend a short test drive and afterwards checking the exchanged elements. It is worth knowing that the multi-link suspension has a feature of transferring the load across all of its components. One damaged element can cause damage to other elements due to uneven load transfer during suspension work. It is recommended to replace all of the swingarm bushings, unless we are sure that the others are in good condition. After the bushing replacement the wheel alingment and geometry should remain unchanged, however it is recommended to verify it.