This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front springs / front coil springs on BMW 520i (E39) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: coil springs – BMW E39. Tools you need:
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E39. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 22
HEX bit No.H6.
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Ball joint puller
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Springs for 5 Saloon (E39) and other BMW models
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Coil Spring
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BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i
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BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E39. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E39. Use the following procedure:
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