Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 318 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 316 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 330 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 325 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 323 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 335 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E92. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #15
Torx bit T30
Drive socket # 6
Drive socket # 17
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Clip removal tool
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E92. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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 E92. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the side plastic trim panel.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the side plastic cover.
  4. Step 4
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    Fold down the backrests of the rear seats.
  5. Step 5
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    Unscrew the fastener of the central protective plastic panel. Use a clip removal tool. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the rubber strip.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the central protective plastic panel.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the clips of the boot side lining. Use a clip removal tool.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the fastener of the boot side lining. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Raise the lower lining of the boot.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the rubber strip.
  12. Step 12
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    Detach the boot side lining.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the mount cap from the shock absorber upper fastener.
  14. Step 14
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 15
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #15. Use a drive socket #6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 16
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 17
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  17. Step 18
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  18. Step 19
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E92. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  19. Step 20
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    Remove the wheel.
  20. Step 21
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 22
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  22. Step 23
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #17.
  23. Step 24
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    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E92. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  24. Step 25
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    Detach the lower part of the shock absorber. Use a crowbar.
  25. Step 26
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #15. Use a drive socket #6. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E92. Tip:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
  26. Step 27
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  27. Step 28
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E92. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  28. Step 29
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    Treat the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  29. Step 30
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    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW E92. Professionals recommend:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  30. Step 31
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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 E92
  31. Step 32
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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