Suspension Arm Bolts
BMW 1 Series Car in for He found that when the car had skidded and hit the kerb it had snapped the Suspension Arm Bolts
Sadly, on one of the worse windy and rainy days of the year. So, one of our good customers was out and about in his BMW 1 series car, 2008 model . Consequently, finding himself having to swerve his car. Thus, having to avoid a broken branch ! That had just snapped off a tree due to the high winds.
Dangerously, his car skidded and crashed into the curb. causing damage to the underside of the car. Of course, the customer suspected that something had broken the front suspension. Perhaps an “Arm Rubber Bush” or the “Suspension Arm Bolts.” Carefully, his car limped into my garage in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Manager the garage department examined the BMW
Ryan Linton pulled the car onto a ramp. Of course, we examined the car to see what had happened. Ryan discovered this when the car had skidded and hit the curb. Indeed, it had snapped the suspension arm bolts on the multilink suspension that these BMW cars have.
Also, the TPMS sensor lights were illuminated! So when checking the BMW’s tyres . They were discovered to be inflated to the incorrect pressures. Unfortunately, we later thought that this could have caused the car to swerve. As a result, the car hit the kerb while attempting to avoid a tree branch.
So, the problem was discovered, and the hub had to be removed to solve the problem. Also, the broken stud was drilled out, as the stud had been snapped off flush with the hub. Subsequently, the bolt was drilled out and the hole was re-tapped. Of course, I’m up for a new stud. The other suspension arm bolts were BMW parts (supplied by the local BMW dealer in Wakefield, the nearest one to my garage in Halifax) that were also changed, and the assembly was re-fitted.
BMW car had low tyre pressures
In conclusion, we now think that the guys’ low tyre pressures were the cause. of the car correctly, not handling it when he swerved to miss the branch. Finally, we also checked and inflated his tyres to the correct pressures. Our happy customer went off on his way three hours later.
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BMW rear hub area where the Suspension Arm Bolts sheared from