Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 xi, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 325 Ci, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 325 Ci, BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 525 i, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i, BMW 5 Touring (E61) 525 i, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 325 Ci, BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 325 Ci, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 325 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 325 i, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 325 xi, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 325 xi, BMW 3 Compact (E46) 325 ti, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 525 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 525 iView more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front strut mount on BMW X3 E83 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for X3 (E83) and other BMW models
How to change Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting
How to change Repair Kit, suspension strut on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Repair Kit, suspension strut
How to change Seal, suspension strut bearing on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Seal, suspension strut bearing
How to change Suspension Strut Mounting on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Suspension Strut Mounting
How to change Top Strut Mounting on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Top Strut Mounting
How to change Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 xi
BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 xi
Easy tricks to help you to replace Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 i
BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 i
Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 325 Ci
BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 325 Ci
Changing Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 525 i – tips for first time repair
BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 525 i
Main steps for Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting replacement on BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i
BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i
How to change Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW 5 Touring (E61) 525 i – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW 5 Touring (E61) 525 i
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 325 Ci
BMW 3 Convertible (E46) 325 Ci
Easy tricks to help you to replace Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 325 i
BMW 3 Touring (E46) 325 i
Tools
Replacement: strut mount – BMW X3 E83. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #16
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit No.H6
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – BMW X3 E83. 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW X3 E83 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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