Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 i, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 25 i, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 i, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 18 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 35 d, BMW X3 (E83) 2.0 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 d, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 d, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 si, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 si, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 i xDrive, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 i, BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 d, BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 18 d, BMW X3 (E83) 2.0 d, BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 si xDriveView more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear strut mount BMW X3 E83 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for X3 (E83) and other BMW models
How to change Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting
How to change Repair Kit, suspension strut on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Repair Kit, suspension strut
How to change Supporting Ring, suspension strut bearing on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Supporting Ring, suspension strut bearing
How to change Suspension Strut Mounting on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Suspension Strut Mounting
How to change Top Strut Mounting on BMW X3 E83 2.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Top Strut Mounting
How to change Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 i – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 i
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW X3 (E83) 2.0 d
BMW X3 (E83) 2.0 d
Easy tricks to help you to replace Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 35 d
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 35 d
Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 20 d
Changing Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 25 i – tips for first time repair
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 25 i
Main steps for Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting replacement on BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 d
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 d
How to change Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 i – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW X3 (E83) xDrive 30 i
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 si
BMW X3 (E83) 3.0 si
Easy tricks to help you to replace Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting on BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 si xDrive
BMW X3 (E83) 2.5 si xDrive
Tools
Replacement: strut mount – BMW X3 E83. Tools you might 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
Vice
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – BMW X3 E83. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the right and left shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • Both mounts of the rear shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW X3 E83 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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