Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 118 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 135 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 123 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 125 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 d, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 118 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E82. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 14
Drive socket # 16
Torx bit T40
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket #DD6
Phillips screwdriver
Clip removal tool
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E82. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both shock absorbers of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E82. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
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    Fold down the backrests of the rear seats.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the lower lining of the boot.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the fastener of the central protective plastic panel. Use a clip removal tool. Use a Phillips screwdriver. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the central protective plastic panel.
  6. Step 6
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    Unscrew the fastener of the boot side lining. Use a clip removal tool. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 7
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    Detach the boot side lining.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the mount cap from the shock absorber upper fastener.
  9. Step 9
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a shock absorber socket DD№6. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  11. Step 11
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  12. Step 12
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  13. Step 13
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW E82
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the wheel.
  15. Step 15
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 16
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 17
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E82. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
  18. Step 18
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  19. Step 19
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E82. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  20. Step 20
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    Install the mount, boot and bump stop onto a new shock absorber.
  21. Step 21
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    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  22. Step 22
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    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while screwing in the fastening bolts. BMW E82
  23. Step 23
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    Support the stub axle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  24. Step 24
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    Screw in the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  25. Step 25
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    Remove the support from under the stub axle.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E82. Professionals recommend:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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