When to replace the Brake Pads on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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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 – Brake Pads for 3 Touring (E91) and other BMW models
Replacement: brake pads – BMW 3 Touring (E91). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – BMW 3 Touring (E91). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW 3 Touring (E91) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW 3 Touring (E91)
  3. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 7
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  5. Step 8
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a flat screwdriver.
  6. Step 9
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  7. Step 10
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 11
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 12
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW 3 Touring (E91). AUTODOC recommends:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur.Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  9. Step 13
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    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW 3 Touring (E91). Tip:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  10. Step 14
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW 3 Touring (E91). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  11. Step 15
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  12. Step 16
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
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