Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 545 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 523 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 540 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 550 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 523 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d xDrive View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
HEX bit no.H5.
Torx bit T50
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Flat chisel
Hammer
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Take the following steps:
  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.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use Torx T50. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the ABS sensor fastening from the steering knuckle. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
    Remove the ABS sensor from the steering knuckle.
    Step 11
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    Unscrew the fastener of the stabiliser link bracket. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  11. Step 13
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 14
    Replacing Strut Mount on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  13. Step 16
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    Remove the bracket from the shock absorber strut.
  14. Step 17
    Clean the fasteners connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 18
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  15. Step 19
    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm.
    Step 20
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    Detach the control arm.
  16. Step 21
    Remove the bracket from the shock absorber strut.
    Step 22
    How to change Strut Mount on BMW E60 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Disconnect the brake hose. Use a flat screwdriver.
  17. Step 23
    How to replace BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530d 3.0 2002 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Detach the ABS wiring harness bracket. Use a flat screwdriver.
  18. Step 24
    Detach the ABS sensor connector.
    Step 25
    BMW E60 525d 2.5 2003 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  19. Step 26
    Changing Strut Mount on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520i 2.2 2004 by yourself
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the steering knuckle is supported.
  20. Step 27
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    Lower the car.
  21. Step 28
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    Open the bonnet.
  22. Step 29
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  23. Step 30
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 31
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW E60
  24. Step 32
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  25. Step 33
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Professionals recommend:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
    Step 34
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    Compress the spring.
  26. Step 35
    Replacing Strut Mount on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    Remove the shock strut mount cap. Use a flat screwdriver.
  27. Step 36
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    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  28. Step 37
    How to change Strut Mount on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  29. Step 38
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E60 2004 525d 3.0 Strut Mount
    Remove the top strut mount.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  30. Step 39
    Clean the mounting seat of the shock strut mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 40
    Treat the fasteners of the shock strut mount. Use copper grease.
    Step 41
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    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  31. Step 42
    How to change Strut Mount on BMW E60 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #21. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 64 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  32. Step 43
    How to replace BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530d 3.0 2002 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Install the shock strut mount cap.
  33. Step 44
    Decompress the spring.
    Step 45
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  34. Step 46
    Changing Strut Mount on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520i 2.2 2004 by yourself
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  35. Step 47
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    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Tip:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when screwing the fastening bolts in.
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