Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 318 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 xi View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front springs / front coil springs on BMW 330i 3 (E92) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Springs for 3 Coupe (E92) and other BMW models
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Coil spring
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Coil spring buffer
Tools
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Torx bit T30
HEX bit No.H6
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Shock absorber socket
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Pin punch
Tap wrench
Hammer
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Professionals recommend:
  • 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.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW E92.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i 2006 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330d 3.0 2008 by yourself
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  6. Step 7
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW E92
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  9. Step 10
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut. Use a drive socket #17.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Springs on BMW E92 2006 335 i by yourself
    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 13
    3 Coupe (E92) 325 i 2007 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint of the front control arm to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench.
  13. Step 14
    How to change Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 15
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint of the rear control arm to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 16
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 17
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 18
    How to replace BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i 2006 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  18. Step 19
    BMW E92 320d 2.0 2007 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330d 3.0 2008 by yourself
    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber.
  20. Step 21
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  21. Step 22
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  22. Step 23
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  23. Step 24
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    Detach the rear control arm from the steering knuckle. Detach the front control arm from the steering knuckle.
  24. Step 25
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Make sure that the steering knuckle is supported.
  25. Step 26
    BMW 3 SERIES 330xd 3.0 Springs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    BMW E92 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  26. Step 27
    Replacing Springs on BMW E92 2006 335 i by yourself
    Remove the suspension strut.
  27. Step 28
    3 Coupe (E92) 325 i 2007 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  28. Step 29
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    Compress the spring.
  29. Step 30
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E92 2009 325 i Springs
    Remove the shock strut mount cap. Use a crowbar.
  30. Step 31
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  31. Step 32
    How to change Springs on BMW E92 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #21. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  32. Step 33
    How to replace BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i 2006 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the top strut mount. Use a crowbar.
  33. Step 34
    BMW E92 320d 2.0 2007 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Release the coil spring.
  34. Step 35
    Changing Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330d 3.0 2008 by yourself
    Remove the spring.
  35. Step 36
    How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 325 i 2009 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  36. Step 37
    How to replace Springs on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Install the boot and a bump stop onto the shock absorber.
  37. Step 38
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  38. Step 39
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    Compress the spring.
  39. Step 40
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  40. Step 41
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #21. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 64 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. AUTODOC recommends:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  41. Step 42
    Replacing Springs on BMW E92 2006 335 i by yourself
    Install the shock strut mount cap.
  42. Step 43
    3 Coupe (E92) 325 i 2007 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Decompress the spring.
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