Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 d, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 xd View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front strut mount / top munt BMW 3 (E46) Touring [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for 3 Touring (E46) and other BMW models
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Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting
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Repair Kit, suspension strut
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Seal, suspension strut bearing
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Top Strut Mounting
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BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 d
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BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 xd
Tools
Replacement: strut mount – BMW E46 touring. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #19
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit no.H6.
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Shock absorber socket
Ball joint puller
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – BMW E46 touring. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All mounts of the front shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • Be sure to replace all self-locking nuts and bolts during installation.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: strut mount – BMW E46 touring. Take the following steps:
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