This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for 1 Coupe (E82) and other BMW models
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E82. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #18
HEX bit no.H6.
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Shock absorber socket
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E82. Professionals recommend:
  • 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E82 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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