Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 330 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 330 xd, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 330 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: engine mounts – BMW 3 (E46). Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
HEX bit No.H5.
Drive socket # 16
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Fender cover
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: engine mounts – BMW 3 (E46). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 5
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: engine mounts – BMW 3 (E46). AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 8
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    Detach the vacuum hose from the engine mount.
  6. Step 9
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    Treat the lower fastener of the engine mount. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 10
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the engine mount. Use a drive socket #16.
  8. Step 11
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    Loosen the air intake fastening. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 12
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    Detach the air duct housing from the air filter housing.
  10. Step 13
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the engine mount. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 14
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    Support the engine in the oil pan area. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
    Replacement: engine mounts – BMW 3 (E46). Tip:
    Make sure that the engine is supported.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the engine mount. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: engine mounts – BMW 3 (E46). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Carefully check the other engine mounts and replace them if necessary.
  13. Step 16
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    Install the engine mount to its mounting seat. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 17
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    Remove the support from under the engine.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine mounts – BMW 3 (E46). Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
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