Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on BMW E60 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E60. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E60. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Torx bit T40
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit no.H6.
Torx bit T40
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Clip removal tool
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for 5 Saloon (E60) and other BMW models
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BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E60. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both shock struts of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the rear suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E60 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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