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) 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) 535 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 xd, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, 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 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T40
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
Tap wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the left and right shock struts of the rear suspension.
  • All mounts of the rear shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
  • Be sure to replace all self-locking nuts and bolts during installation.
Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Recommended sequence of steps:
  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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW E60
  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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    Remove the mounting bracket of the ABS sensor wiring from the upper arm. Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 8
    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 9
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    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  8. Step 10
    Remove the front fastener of the control arm.
    Step 11
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #22. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 12
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    Detach the suspension arm from the rear knuckle.
  10. Step 13
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    Remove the arm.
  11. Step 14
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 15
    Replacing Strut Mount on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber strut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  12. Step 16
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Step 17
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    Detach the bottom part of the shock strut.
  13. Step 18
    Lower the car.
    Step 19
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    Open the boot lid.
  14. Step 20
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    Remove the clips of the boot side lining. Use a flat screwdriver.
  15. Step 21
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    Detach the boot side lining.
  16. Step 22
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    Remove the suspension strut mount cap.
  17. Step 23
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 24
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Professionals recommend:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  18. Step 25
    Remove the suspension strut.
    Step 26
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  19. Step 27
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    Compress the spring.
  20. Step 28
    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 29
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use HEX No.H7.
  21. Step 30
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    Remove the top strut mount. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Tip:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  22. Step 31
    Clean the mounting seat of the shock strut mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 32
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    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  23. Step 33
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use HEX No.H7. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 27 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW E60. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  24. Step 34
    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
    Step 35
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    Decompress the spring.
  25. Step 36
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
    Step 37
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    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  26. Step 38
    Replacing Strut Mount on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    BMW E60 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts.
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