Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Touring (E61) 525 d

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm / front control arm on BMW E60 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E60. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #9
Combination spanner #10
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat chisel
Hammer
Ball joint puller
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for 5 Saloon (E60) and other BMW models
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Link Set, wheel suspension
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Rod / Strut, wheel suspension
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BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d
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Track Control Arm
How to change Track Control Arm on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d
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BMW 5 Touring (E61) 525 d
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E60. AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E60. Recommended sequence of steps:
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