Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 318 is, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 325 td, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 325 tds, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 318 tds, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 328 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 318 is, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) M3 3.2, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) M3 3.0, BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 318 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front anti roll bar link on BMW E36 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Anti Roll Bar Links for 3 Saloon (E36) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: anti roll bar links – BMW E36. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 17
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the stabiliser links on BMW E36 in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both stabiliser links on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E36 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  3. 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 E36
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean all joints of the stabiliser link. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer bar with the control arm. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    Replacement: anti roll bar links – BMW E36. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Examine the stabiliser bushes. Replace them if necessary.
  10. Step 11
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    Clean the mounting seats of the stabiliser link. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 12
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    Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link.
  12. Step 13
    Install the fastening bolt.
    Step 14
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    Tighten the stabiliser link fastener. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 15
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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