Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 si, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 318 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) M3, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 316 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 323 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 328 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 d, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 325 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) M3 CRT, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 335 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 320 i, BMW 3 Saloon (E90) 330 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Track rod end
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Rod Assembly
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Mounting Kit, tie rod end
Tools
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
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. 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 front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW E90
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    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. Step 8
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use Torx T40. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 9
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    Unscrew the rod end fastening. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a hammer.
    Step 11
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    Spread the ears for the pinch bolt on the tie rod end. Use a flat screwdriver. Use a hammer.
  9. Step 12
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    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  10. Step 13
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    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 14
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    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.
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