1995 BMW 525i front upper and lower control arm repair

Tiny
DODDYODER
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  • 1995 BMW 525I
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 164,000 MILES
My mechanic states that my upper and lower control arms need replaced, due to bushings being wore out. My question is can't the bushings just be replaced at a much cheaper cost than replacing the whole arm? If so, how difficult is it to do.
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 1:52 PM

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Tiny
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Is he talking about the rear suspension?
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 11:40 PM
Tiny
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No front suspension
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 8:10 AM
Tiny
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If it is just the bushings, yes they can be pressed in for less$$. If it is the ball joints at the opposite ends of the arms, then the arms need replacement. The issue here is profit margin and not what your car needs, it is easier to replace the entire arm than just the bushings. Maybe they dont have a press.
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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 9:46 PM

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