Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 323 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 328 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 320 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) M3, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 320 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 325 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 316 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 330 Cd, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 320 Cd, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) M3 CSL, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 316 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 330 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 320 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 318 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 323 Ci View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: anti roll bar links – BMW 3 Coupe (E46). Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 17
HEX bit no.H7
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Fender cover
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the stabiliser links on BMW 3 Coupe (E46) in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both stabiliser links on the same axle.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW 3 Coupe (E46).
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 5
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW 3 Coupe (E46)
  4. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 8.1
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.
    Step 8.2
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    Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 9
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use HEX No.H7. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 10
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar. Use HEX No.H7. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  9. Step 12
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    Install a new rod, tighten the fasteners.
  10. Step 13
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    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a drive socket #17. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
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