Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 28 i, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 i, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 i, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 25 i, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 i, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 18 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 35 d, BMW X3 (E83) 2.0 d, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 i, BMW X3 (E83) 2.0 i, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 d, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 si, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 si, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 sd, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 i xDrive, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 18 d, BMW X3 (E83) 2.0 d, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 si, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 si xDrive, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 25 iView more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on BMW X3 E83 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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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
How to change Shock Absorber on BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 si – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 si
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 d
BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 d
Easy tricks to help you to replace Shock Absorber on BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 d
BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 d
Shock Absorber removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d
Changing Shock Absorber on BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 18 d – tips for first time repair
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 18 d
Main steps for Shock Absorber replacement on BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d
How to change Shock Absorber on BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 sd – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 sd
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on BMW X3 (E83) 2.0 d
BMW X3 (E83) 2.0 d
Easy tricks to help you to replace Shock Absorber on BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 25 i
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 25 i
Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW X3 E83. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #16
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit No.H6
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW X3 E83. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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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