Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: strut mount – BMW X5 E53. Tools you need:
Replacement: strut mount – BMW X5 E53. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #19
Combination spanner #21
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 22
HEX bit no.H5.
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for X5 (E53) and other BMW models
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Replacement: strut mount – BMW X5 E53. Tip:
  • 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 X5 E53. Use the following procedure:
  1. How to change Strut Mount on BMW E53 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d 2001 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. BMW E53 3.0 i 2002 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW X5 E53
  4. Changing Strut Mount on BMW X5 (E53) 4.6 is 2003 by yourself
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
  5. How to remove BMW X5 4.8 is 2004 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 6
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a combination spanner #19.Use HEX No.H5.Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. How to replace Strut Mount on BMW X5 (E53) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 8
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    Step 9
    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on BMW E53 3.0 i 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 10
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 11
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #22.Use a drive socket #22.Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Changing of Strut Mount on BMW E53 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 12
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  10. BMW X5 4.6 is Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 13
    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
    Step 14
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 15
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the steering knuckle is supported.
  11. Replacing Strut Mount on BMW E53 2002 3.0 d by yourself
    Step 16
    Lower the car.
    Step 17
    Open the bonnet.
  12. X5 (E53) 4.8 is 2003 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 18
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 19
    Unscrew the bolts and remove the windshield washer tank.Use a drive socket #10.Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. How to change Strut Mount on BMW X5 (E53) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Step 20
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E53 2005 4.8 is Strut Mount
    Step 21
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  15. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 22
    Remove the suspension strut.
  16. How to change Strut Mount on BMW E53 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 23
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW X5 E53. 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.
  17. How to replace BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d 2001 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 24
    Compress the spring.
    Step 25
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  18. BMW E53 3.0 i 2002 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 26
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use a combination spanner #21.Use HEX No.H7.
  19. Changing Strut Mount on BMW X5 (E53) 4.6 is 2003 by yourself
    Step 27
    Release the coil spring.
    Step 28
    Remove the top strut mount.Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW X5 E53. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  20. How to remove BMW X5 4.8 is 2004 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 29
    Clean the mounting seat of the shock strut mount.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 30
    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  21. How to replace Strut Mount on BMW X5 (E53) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 31
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut.Use a combination spanner #21.Use HEX No.H7.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW X5 E53. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on BMW E53 3.0 i 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 32
    Decompress the spring.
    Step 33
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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    Step 34
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  24. Changing of Strut Mount on BMW E53 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 35
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    BMW X5 E53 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts.
    Step 36
    Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 37 Nm torque.
  25. BMW X5 4.6 is Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Replacing Strut Mount on BMW E53 2002 3.0 d by yourself
    Step 37.1
    Install the windshield washer tank and tighten the bolts.
    Step 37.2
    Use a drive socket #10.Use a ratchet wrench.
  26. X5 (E53) 4.8 is 2003 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 38
    Remove the fender protection cover.
    Step 39
    Close the hood.
  27. How to change Strut Mount on BMW X5 (E53) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Step 40
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 41
    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  28. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E53 2005 4.8 is Strut Mount
    Step 42
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.
  29. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 43
    Install the fastening bolt.
  30. How to change Strut Mount on BMW E53 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 44
    Connect the ABS sensor wiring.
    Step 45
    Install the fastening bolt.
  31. How to replace BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d 2001 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 46
    Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #22.Use a drive socket #22.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 75 Nm torque.
  32. BMW E53 3.0 i 2002 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 47
    Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link.
    Step 48
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a combination spanner #19.Use HEX No.H5.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
  33. Changing Strut Mount on BMW X5 (E53) 4.6 is 2003 by yourself
    Step 49
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Use copper grease.
  34. How to remove BMW X5 4.8 is 2004 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 50
    Fasten the brake hose on the strut.
  35. How to replace Strut Mount on BMW X5 (E53) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 51
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim.Use copper grease.
  36. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on BMW E53 3.0 i 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 52
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW X5 E53. Tip:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  37. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on BMW X5 ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 53
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts on the car. BMW X5 E53
  38. Changing of Strut Mount on BMW E53 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 54
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  39. BMW X5 4.6 is Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 55
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
  40. Replacing Strut Mount on BMW E53 2002 3.0 d by yourself
    Step 56
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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