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

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change engine mount / motor mount on BMW 3 (E46) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

video
Tools
Replacement: engine mounts – BMW E46 touring. 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 E46 touring. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320d 2.0 2000 Engine Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
    BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320i 2.2 2001 Engine Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 i 2002 by yourself
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 330d 3.0 2003 Engine Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: engine mounts – BMW E46 touring. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Engine Mount replacement on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330xd 2.9 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the wheel.
  8. Step 8
    Need to know how to renew Engine Mount on BMW 3 SERIES 1999? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Detach the vacuum hose from the engine mount.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Treat the lower fastener of the engine mount. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 10
    BMW 3 SERIES 330xi 3.0 Engine Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the engine mount. Use a drive socket #16.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2002 320d 2.0 by yourself
    Loosen the air intake fastening. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 12
    3 Touring (E46) 330d 3.0 2003 Engine Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Detach the air duct housing from the air filter housing.
  13. Step 13
    How to change Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Unscrew the upper fastener of the engine mount. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 14
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2005 330d 3.0 Engine Mount
    Support the engine in the oil pan area. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
    Replacement: engine mounts – BMW E46 touring. Tip:
    Make sure that the engine is supported.
  15. Step 15
    DIY replacement of Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330d 2.9 1999 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Remove the engine mount. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: engine mounts – BMW E46 touring. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Carefully check the other engine mounts and replace them if necessary.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Install the engine mount to its mounting seat. Use a crowbar.
  17. Step 17
    How to replace BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320d 2.0 2000 Engine Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Remove the support from under the engine.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine mounts – BMW E46 touring. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
Was this manual helpful?
Please rate this manual on a scale from 1 to 5. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us.
Users voted – 0
Searching for the right tyres?

Find out which tyre and wheel sizes are compatible with the BMW 3 Touring (E46) model.

Your profile is your personal assistant.

It can track car expenses, keep a car log and replacement schedule, and save favourite materials, notes and documents

Install the AUTODOC CLUB app!
Your personal car expenses manager, maintenance tips, reminders about upcoming appointments and service intervals, DIY repair instructions – all this on your phone.
BMW 3 Touring (E46) Engine Mount replace by yourself - Scan QR-code and download AUTODOC CLUB app
Scan

To download the app:

  • - scan the QR code
  • - download from App Store
  • - download from Google Play
Autodoc CLUB App icon
DIY BMW 3 Touring (E46) Engine Mount replacement - online guide
Tips & tricks for your BMW 3 Touring (E46)
View more
  • How to change Engine mounts on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330d 2.9 - replacement tricks
    How to paint a car with a spray can | AUTODOC tips
  • Changing Engine mounting BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320d 2.0 - Replacement Tips
    How to wash your car in winter | AUTODOC tips
  • Maintenance Hacks - BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320i 2.2 Motor mounts replacement guide
    Things you should never do with your manual transmission | AUTODOC tips
  • Replace Motor mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) - free video tips
    What to do if the ABS light comes on | AUTODOC tips