Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front springs / front coil springs on BMW 330i 3 (E92) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Tools you might need:
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Torx bit T30
HEX bit No.H6
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Shock absorber socket
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Pin punch
Tap wrench
Hammer
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Springs for 3 Coupe (E92) and other BMW models
How to change Coil Spring on BMW E92 335i 3.0 – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Coil Spring
How to change Coil Spring on BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 i – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 i
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Coil Spring on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i
BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i
Easy tricks to help you to replace Coil Spring on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i
BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Professionals recommend:
  • Both coil springs of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the front suspension.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW E92.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Springs on BMW E92 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335i 3.0 2005 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. BMW E92 320d 2.0 2006 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Changing Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330d 3.0 2007 by yourself
    Step 4
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 325i 2.5 2008 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 6
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  6. How to replace Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 7
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Springs replacement on BMW E92 320i 2.0 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 8
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW E92
  8. Need to know how to renew Springs on BMW 3 SERIES ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 9
    Remove the wheel.
  9. Changing of Springs on BMW E92 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 10
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  10. BMW 3 SERIES 330xd 3.0 Springs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 11
    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut.Use a drive socket #17.
  11. Replacing Springs on BMW E92 2006 335i 3.0 by yourself
    Step 12
    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  12. 3 Coupe (E92) 325i 2.5 2007 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 13
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint of the front control arm to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21.Use a tap wrench.
  13. How to change Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Step 14
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use Torx T30.Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E92 2009 325i 2.5 Springs
    Step 15
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint of the rear control arm to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21.Use Torx T30.Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. DIY replacement of Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335d 3.0 2010 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 16
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  16. How to change Springs on BMW E92 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 17
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. How to replace BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335i 3.0 2005 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 18
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  18. BMW E92 320d 2.0 2006 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 19
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  19. Changing Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330d 3.0 2007 by yourself
    Step 20
    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber.
  20. How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 325i 2.5 2008 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 21
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  21. How to replace Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 22
    Clean all joints of the arm.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Springs replacement on BMW E92 320i 2.0 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 23
    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe.Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  23. Need to know how to renew Springs on BMW 3 SERIES ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 24
    Detach the rear control arm from the steering knuckle.Detach the front control arm from the steering knuckle.
  24. Changing of Springs on BMW E92 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 25
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a pin punch.Use a hammer.
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Make sure that the steering knuckle is supported.
  25. BMW 3 SERIES 330xd 3.0 Springs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 26
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    BMW E92 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  26. Replacing Springs on BMW E92 2006 335i 3.0 by yourself
    Step 27
    Remove the suspension strut.
  27. 3 Coupe (E92) 325i 2.5 2007 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 28
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  28. How to change Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Step 29
    Compress the spring.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E92 2009 325i 2.5 Springs
    Step 30
    Remove the shock strut mount cap.Use a crowbar.
  30. DIY replacement of Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335d 3.0 2010 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 31
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  31. How to change Springs on BMW E92 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 32
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use a drive socket #21.Use HEX No.H6.Use a ratchet wrench.
  32. How to replace BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335i 3.0 2005 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 33
    Remove the top strut mount.Use a crowbar.
  33. BMW E92 320d 2.0 2006 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 34
    Release the coil spring.
  34. Changing Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330d 3.0 2007 by yourself
    Step 35
    Remove the spring.
  35. How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 325i 2.5 2008 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 36
    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  36. How to replace Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 37
    Install the boot and a bump stop onto the shock absorber.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Springs replacement on BMW E92 320i 2.0 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 38
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  38. Need to know how to renew Springs on BMW 3 SERIES ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 39
    Compress the spring.
  39. Changing of Springs on BMW E92 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 40
    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  40. BMW 3 SERIES 330xd 3.0 Springs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 41
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #21.Use HEX No.H6.Use a ratchet wrench.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. AUTODOC recommends:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  41. Replacing Springs on BMW E92 2006 335i 3.0 by yourself
    Step 42
    Install the shock strut mount cap.
  42. 3 Coupe (E92) 325i 2.5 2007 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 43
    Decompress the spring.
  43. How to change Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Step 44
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  44. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E92 2009 325i 2.5 Springs
    Step 45
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  45. DIY replacement of Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335d 3.0 2010 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 46
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    BMW E92 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts.
  46. How to change Springs on BMW E92 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 47
    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  47. How to replace BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335i 3.0 2005 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 48
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.
  48. BMW E92 320d 2.0 2006 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 49
    Raise the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
  49. Changing Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330d 3.0 2007 by yourself
    Step 50
    Install the fastening bolt.
  50. How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 325i 2.5 2008 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 51
    Screw in the fastener that connects the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a combination spanner #18.
  51. How to replace Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 52
    Clean the ball joint mounting seat.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  52. How hard is it to do yourself: Springs replacement on BMW E92 320i 2.0 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 53
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    BMW E92 – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.
  53. Need to know how to renew Springs on BMW 3 SERIES ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 54
    Attach the front control arm to the steering knuckle.Attach the rear control arm to the steering knuckle.
  54. Changing of Springs on BMW E92 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 55
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
    Step 56
    Screw in the fastener connecting the ball joint of the rear control arm to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #21.
  55. BMW 3 SERIES 330xd 3.0 Springs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 57
    Screw in the fastener connecting the ball joint of the front control arm to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21.
  56. Replacing Springs on BMW E92 2006 335i 3.0 by yourself
    Step 58
    Screw on the fastening nut that connects the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.
  57. 3 Coupe (E92) 325i 2.5 2007 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 59
    Tighten the ball joint fastener. Use a drive socket #21.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
  58. How to change Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Step 60
    Tighten the fastening nut connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
  59. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E92 2009 325i 2.5 Springs
    Step 61
    Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 100 Nm torque.
  60. DIY replacement of Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335d 3.0 2010 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 62
    Screw the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 85 Nm torque.
  61. How to change Springs on BMW E92 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 63
    Secure the stabilizer link on the suspension strut.Use a drive socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
  62. How to replace BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335i 3.0 2005 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 64
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Use copper grease.
  63. BMW E92 320d 2.0 2006 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 65
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  64. Changing Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330d 3.0 2007 by yourself
    Step 66
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  65. How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 325i 2.5 2008 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 67
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. BMW E92
  66. How to replace Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 68
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  67. How hard is it to do yourself: Springs replacement on BMW E92 320i 2.0 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 69
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  68. Need to know how to renew Springs on BMW 3 SERIES ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 70
    Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 38 Nm torque.
  69. Changing of Springs on BMW E92 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 71
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
  70. BMW 3 SERIES 330xd 3.0 Springs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 72
    Remove the fender protection cover.
  71. Replacing Springs on BMW E92 2006 335i 3.0 by yourself
    Step 73
    Close the hood.
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