This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on BMW 520i (E39) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: coil springs – BMW E39. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E39. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 21
Drive socket # 22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket #DD6
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Plastic trim tool
Phillips screwdriver
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Springs for 5 Saloon (E39) and other BMW models
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Coil Spring
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BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E39. Tip:
  • Both coil springs of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the rear suspension.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW E39.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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