Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E39) 520 i, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 520 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear suspension arm / rear control arm on BMW 520i (E39) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: rear upper arm – BMW E39. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for 5 Saloon (E39) and other BMW models
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Track Control Arm
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Replacement: rear upper arm – BMW E39. Professionals recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left upper control arms.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: rear upper arm – BMW E39. Take the following steps:
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