Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d, BMW X5 (E53) 4.6 is, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 i, BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
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
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. 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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW X5 E53
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    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. Step 8
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    Step 9
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    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut. Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 10
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 11
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    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. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  10. Step 13
    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
    Step 14
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 15
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    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. Step 16
    Lower the car.
    Step 17
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    Open the bonnet.
  12. Step 18
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 19
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    Unscrew the bolts and remove the windshield washer tank. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 20
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 21
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    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. Step 22
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  16. Step 23
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    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. Step 24
    Compress the spring.
    Step 25
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 26
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #21. Use HEX No.H7.
  19. Step 27
    Release the coil spring.
    Step 28
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    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. Step 29
    Clean the mounting seat of the shock strut mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 30
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    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  21. Step 31
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    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. Step 32
    Decompress the spring.
    Step 33
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  23. Step 34
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    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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