Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 545 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) M5, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 523 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 540 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 550 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 523 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 xi, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d xDrive, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: rear lower arm – BMW E60. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 10
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: rear lower arm – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left upper control arms.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E60 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: rear lower arm – BMW E60. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  6. Step 7
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    Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor cable. Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 8
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    Remove the mounting bracket of the ABS sensor wiring from the upper arm. Use a flat screwdriver.
  8. Step 9
    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 10
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    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the front fastener of the control arm. Use a crowbar. Use a flat screwdriver.
  10. Step 12
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 13
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    Detach the suspension arm from the rear knuckle.
  12. Step 14
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    Remove the arm.
  13. Step 15
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 16
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    Install a new arm.
    Replacement: rear lower arm – BMW E60. AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  14. Step 17
    Attach the suspension arm to the rear knuckle.
    Step 18
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    Tighten the fastener connecting the suspension arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use a drive socket #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 165 Nm torque.
  15. Step 19
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    Install the front fastener of the arm.
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