This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: suspension strut – BMW X5 E53. Tools you might need:
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW X5 E53. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #19
Combination spanner #21
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 22
HEX bit no.H5.
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for X5 (E53) and other BMW models
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BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC experts 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – BMW X5 E53. Take the following steps:
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