Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Touring (E61) 520 d

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on BMW E60 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E60. Tools you need:
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E60. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #10
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Drive socket # 22
Torx bit T30
Torx bit T40
HEX bit no.H6.
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat chisel
Hammer
Tap wrench
Clip removal tool
Phillips screwdriver
Crow bar
Ball joint puller
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for 5 Saloon (E60) and other BMW models
How to change Shock Absorber on BMW E60 530d 3.0 – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock Absorber
How to change Shock Absorber on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on BMW 5 Touring (E61) 520 d
BMW 5 Touring (E61) 520 d
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E60. Take the following steps:
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