This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: suspension strut – BMW X3 E83. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW X3 E83. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #10
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #19
HEX bit no.H6.
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Flat chisel
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for X3 (E83) and other BMW models
How to change Shock Absorber on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock Absorber
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BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW X3 E83. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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 X3 E83 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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