Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E46) 330 d, BMW 3 Coupe (E46) 330 Cd, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330 d

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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

Required tools:
Required tools:
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
AUTODOC recommends:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 1998 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
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    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
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    Step 3
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 4
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  5. How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 330d 3.0 2002 Engine Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
  6. How to replace Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2003: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 7
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 8
    Detach the vacuum hose from the engine mount.
  9. Changing of Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 1998 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Treat the lower fastener of the engine mount.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 10
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the engine mount.Use a drive socket #16.
  11. Replacing Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2000 320d 2.0 by yourself
    Step 11
    Loosen the air intake fastening.Use HEX No.H5.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 12
    Detach the air duct housing from the air filter housing.
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    Step 13
    Unscrew the upper fastener of the engine mount.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 14
    Support the engine in the oil pan area. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the engine is supported.
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    Step 15
    Remove the engine mount.Use a crowbar.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Carefully check the other engine mounts and replace them if necessary.
  16. How to change Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 1998 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Install the engine mount to its mounting seat.Use a crowbar.
  17. How to replace BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320d 2.0 1999 Engine Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Remove the support from under the engine.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  18. BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320i 2.2 2000 Engine Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Tighten the upper fastener of the engine mount.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
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    Step 19
    Install the air duct housing.
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    Step 20
    Secure the fastener of the air intake duct.Use HEX No.H5.Use a ratchet wrench.
  21. How to replace Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2003: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Tighten the lower fastener of the engine mount.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Engine Mount replacement on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330xd 2.9 2004 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Attach the vacuum hose to the engine mount.
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    Step 23
    Treat the engine mount fasteners.Use copper grease.
  24. Changing of Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 1998 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Remove the fender protection cover.
  25. BMW 3 SERIES 330xi 3.0 Engine Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  26. Replacing Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2000 320d 2.0 by yourself
    Step 26
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  27. 3 Touring (E46) 330d 3.0 2001 Engine Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  28. How to change Engine Mount on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2002 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
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    Step 29
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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    Step 30
    Close the hood.
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