Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 3.0 si, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.5 si, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.5 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.0 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.2 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.5 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 3.0 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – BMW Z4 (E85). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 9
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – BMW Z4 (E85). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 4
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  2. Step 5
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    Loosen the upper fasteners of the suspension strut. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  3. Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 7
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW Z4 (E85)
  5. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. 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.
  7. Step 11
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 12
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    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.
  9. Step 13
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
  10. Step 14
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  11. Step 15
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  12. Step 16
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  13. Step 17
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    Unscrew the upper fasteners of the shock strut.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    BMW Z4 (E85) – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  14. Step 18
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  15. Step 19
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW Z4 (E85). 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.
  16. Step 20
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    Compress the spring.
  17. Step 21
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    Remove the shock strut mount cap. Use a crowbar.
  18. Step 22
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Step 23
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #9. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 24
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW Z4 (E85). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  21. Step 25
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    Install the boot and a bump stop onto the shock absorber.
  22. Step 26
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    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  23. Step 27
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #19. Use a drive socket #9. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 52 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW Z4 (E85). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  24. Step 28
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
  25. Step 29
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    Install the shock strut mount cap.
  26. Step 30
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    Decompress the spring.
  27. Step 31
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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