Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 318 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 xi, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) M3, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 323 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 xd, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d xDrive, 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) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) M3 GTS, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 316 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 328 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 323 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm / front control arm on BMW 330i 3 (E92) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E92. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E92. 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 E92. Use the following procedure:
  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.
    Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E92. Tip from AUTODOC:
    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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E92. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam. Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  8. Step 8
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E92. Professionals recommend:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  11. Step 11
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    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21.
  13. Step 13
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  15. Step 15
    Remove the arm.
    Step 16
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 17
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    Install a new arm.
    Replacement: front lower arm – BMW E92. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  17. Step 18
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    Install the fastening bolt.
  18. Step 19
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    Connect the lower arm to the steering knuckle.
  19. Step 20
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    Screw the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21.
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