Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 xd, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 si, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) M3, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 d xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 328 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) M3 CRT, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i xDrive, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 xi View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E90. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hammer
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E90. AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E90 – 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
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
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  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint of the front control arm to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
    Clean the fasteners connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 9
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  8. Step 10
    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm. Use a hammer.
    Step 11
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    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle. Use a hammer.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the arm.
  10. Step 13
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 14
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    Install a new arm.
    Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E90. Professionals recommend:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  12. Step 15
    Connect the lower arm to the steering knuckle.
    Step 16
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    Screw in the fastener connecting the ball joint of the front control arm to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 165 Nm torque.
  13. Step 17
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    Treat the fasteners of the ball joint. Use copper grease.
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