Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 3.0 si, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.5 si, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.5 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.0 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.2 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 2.5 i, BMW Z4 Roadster (E85) 3.0 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: strut mount – BMW Z4 (E85). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Adjustable wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Vice
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – BMW Z4 (E85). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Press and hold the folding roof control switch. Hold the button pressed until you get access to the upper fasteners of the shock absorber.
    Step 2
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    Remove the shock strut mount caps. Use a crowbar.
  2. Step 3
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock absorber upper mount. Use WD-40 spray.
  3. Step 4
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 5
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  5. Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  6. Step 7
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW Z4 (E85)
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  8. Step 10
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  9. Step 11
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 12
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  11. Step 13
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW Z4 (E85). AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
  12. Step 14
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  13. Step 15
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  14. Step 16
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    Grip the shock absorber in a vice.
  15. Step 17
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    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush.
  16. Step 18
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    Remove the shock absorber piston rod fastening. Use a combination spanner #17.
  17. Step 19
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    Release the vice and take out the shock absorber.
  18. Step 20
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    Replacement: strut mount – BMW Z4 (E85). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  19. Step 21
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    Install the new mount, boot, and bump stop on the shock absorber.
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