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This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 118 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 135 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 123 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 118 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 135 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E82. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
HEX bit no.H6.
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E82. Professionals recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E82 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the front fastener of the control arm.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the arm.
  11. Step 11
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 12
    1 Coupe (E82) 125 i 2009 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Install a new arm.
    Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E82. Tip from AUTODOC:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  13. Step 13
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    Install the front fastener of the arm.
  14. Step 14
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    Screw the fasteners of the ball joint. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
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