Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Convertible (E93) 320 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E90. Tools you might need:
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E90. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Torx bit T45
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat chisel
Hammer
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for 3 Saloon (E90) and other BMW models
How to change Shock Absorber on BMW E90 320d 2.0 – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock Absorber
How to change Shock Absorber on BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i
BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i
Easy tricks to help you to replace Shock Absorber on BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i
BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i
Shock Absorber removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for BMW 3 Convertible (E93) 320 i
BMW 3 Convertible (E93) 320 i
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW E90. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 E90 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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