This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on BMW X3 E83 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for X3 (E83) and other BMW models
How to change Shock Absorber on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock Absorber
How to change Shock Absorber on BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i
BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i
Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW X3 E83. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T20
Torx bit T25
Shock absorber socket #DD6
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Adjustable wrench
Plastic trim tool
Phillips screwdriver
Tap wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – BMW X3 E83. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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 X3 E83. Use the following procedure:
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