Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 316 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 xi, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 xi, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 xd, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 335 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 335 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 335 xi, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 xi, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 xi, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 323 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 d xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 316 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 i xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 i xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 335 i xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 323 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 335 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 335 i xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 d xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 320 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 335 xi, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 d, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 xi, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 325 i xDrive, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 330 i View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: rear upper arm – BMW 3 Touring (E91). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: rear upper arm – BMW 3 Touring (E91). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left upper control arms.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW 3 Touring (E91) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  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:
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  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 8
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 9
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    Detach the suspension arm from the rear knuckle.
  7. Step 10
    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Step 11
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    Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam. Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  8. Step 12
    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm.
    Step 13
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    Remove the rear upper arm.
  9. Step 14
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 15
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    Mount the rear upper arm.
    Replacement: rear upper arm – BMW 3 Touring (E91). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  11. Step 16
    Install the rear fastener of the control arm.
    Step 17
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    Tighten the arm fastening to the beam. Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces). Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 100 Nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Be sure to use new fasteners.
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