Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 116 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 116 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 116 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 120 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 120 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 120 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 120 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 130 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 130 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 116 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 120 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 120 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 123 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 116 d, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Anti Roll Bar Links for 1 Hatchback (E87) and other BMW models
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Anti-roll bar link
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Rod / Strut, wheel suspension
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Repair Kit, stabilizer suspension
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Repair Kit, stabilizer coupling rod
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Mounting, stabilizer coupling rod
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Torsion Bar Linkage
Tools
Replacement: anti roll bar links – BMW 1 (E87). AUTODOC experts recommend:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 16
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the stabiliser links on BMW 1 (E87) in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both stabiliser links on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW 1 (E87) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW 1 (E87)
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 8
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar. Use a combination spanner #17 (2 pieces).
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    Replacement: anti roll bar links – BMW 1 (E87). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Examine stabiliser bushes. Replace them if needed.
  8. Step 10
    Clean the mounting seats of the stabiliser link. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 11
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    Install a new rod, tighten the fasteners.
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