Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 120 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i, BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i, BMW 3 Convertible (E93) 320 i, BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 i, BMW 1 Convertible (E88) 120 i, BMW X1 (E84) sDrive 18 i, BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: track rod end – BMW E90. Tools you need:
Replacement: track rod end – BMW E90. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 16
Torx bit T40
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Vernier caliper
Hammer
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Track Rod End for 3 Saloon (E90) and other BMW models
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Rod Assembly
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BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i
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BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i
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BMW X1 (E84) sDrive 18 i
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BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 120 i
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BMW 1 Convertible (E88) 120 i
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BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i
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BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 i
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BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 i
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BMW 3 Convertible (E93) 320 i
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Tie Rod End
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BMW 3 Touring (E91) 318 i
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BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i
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BMW X1 (E84) sDrive 18 i
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BMW 1 Hatchback (E81) 120 i
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BMW 1 Convertible (E88) 120 i
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BMW 3 Coupe (E92) 320 i
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BMW 1 Hatchback (E87) 118 i
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BMW 1 Coupe (E82) 120 i
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BMW 3 Convertible (E93) 320 i
Replacement: track rod end – BMW E90. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E90 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Track Rod End on BMW E90 2006 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320d 2.0 2007 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. BMW E90 320i 2.0 2008 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW E90
  4. Changing Track Rod End on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318i 2.0 2009 by yourself
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
  5. How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 325i 2.5 2010 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 6
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward.Use a vernier caliper.
  6. How to replace Track Rod End on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 2011: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 8
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #21.Use Torx T40.Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on BMW E90 325d 3.0 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 9
    Unscrew the rod end fastening.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Need to know how to renew Track Rod End on BMW 3 SERIES ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 10
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.Use a hammer.
    Step 11
    Spread the ears for the pinch bolt on the tie rod end.Use a flat screwdriver.Use a hammer.
  9. Changing of Track Rod End on BMW E90 2008 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 12
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  10. BMW 3 SERIES 320i 2.0 Track Rod End replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 13
    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Replacing Track Rod End on BMW E90 2010 320d 2.0 by yourself
    Step 14
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – BMW E90. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements.
  12. 3 Saloon (E90) 325i 2.5 2011 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 15
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
  13. How to change Track Rod End on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 16
    Tighten the fastening nut connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21.Use Torx T40.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 70 nm torque.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E90 2007 325i 2.5 Track Rod End
    Step 17
    Treat the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use copper grease.
  15. DIY replacement of Track Rod End on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318d 2.0 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 18
    Tighten the rod end fastening.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 50 nm torque.
  16. How to change Track Rod End on BMW E90 2006 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 19
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  17. How to replace BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320d 2.0 2007 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 20
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: track rod end – BMW E90. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  18. BMW E90 320i 2.0 2008 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 21
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts on the car. BMW E90
  19. Changing Track Rod End on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318i 2.0 2009 by yourself
    Step 22
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  20. How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 325i 2.5 2010 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 23
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
    Replacement: track rod end – BMW E90. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Check and adjust wheel alignment if necessary.
  21. How to replace Track Rod End on BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 2011: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 24
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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