Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on BMW 330i 3 (E92) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Springs for 3 Coupe (E92) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E92 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW E92
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Install the coil spring compressor on the coil spring.
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Professionals recommend:
    Use adapters and jaws of the appropriate size. The sping coils should be securely fixed with the coil spring compressor. Use high quality coil spring compressors.
  6. Step 7
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  7. Step 8
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    Compress the spring.
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. AUTODOC recommends:
    Compress the coil spring compressor until there is enough room to remove the spring. Do not compress the tool to the full: the spring coils must not touch each other. Be careful. The compressed spring is powerful and in case of disrupting ties, straightening, it can cause injury.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #17.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  10. Step 11
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 12
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    Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt.
  12. Step 13
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear subframe. Use a drive socket #18. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  13. Step 14
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  14. Step 15
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a rubber mallet.
  15. Step 16
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    BMW E92 – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.
  16. Step 17
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    Pull down the suspension control arm. Remove the coil spring together with the coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. AUTODOC recommends:
    While the spring is compressed, do not do any operations on it.
  17. Step 18
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    Remove the rubber spring spacer.
  18. Step 19
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    Release the coil spring.
  19. Step 20
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    Remove the spring.
  20. Step 21
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    Install a new coil spring on the coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: coil springs – BMW E92. Tip:
    Use adapters and jaws of the appropriate size.
  21. Step 22
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    Compress the spring.
  22. Step 23
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    Install the rubber spacer on the new coil spring.
  23. Step 24
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    Clean the coil spring mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  24. Step 25
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    Pull down the suspension control arm. Install the spring.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the coil spring is correctly positioned in its mounting seats.
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