AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace both shock absorbers at the repair of your car BMW 5 E60 at the same time.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Tighten the parking brake lever.
    Step 2
    Place wedge blocks under the rear wheels.
    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.
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    Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
    Remove the front wheels.
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    Step 6.1
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle.
    Step 6.2
  4. How to remove BMW 5 SERIES 525d 3.0 2005 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 7
    Pull  the tie rod end out of the steering knuckle. 
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    How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on BMW E60 530i 3.0 2007 - download illustrated guide
    Step 8.1
    Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam.
    Step 8.2
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    Changing of Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2009 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9.1
    Disconnect the headlight leveling sensor rod.
    Step 9.2
  7. BMW 5 SERIES 525d 2.5 Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Replacing Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
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    Step 10.1
    Unscrew the bracket of the stabilizer link upper fastener.
    Step 10.2
    Step 10.3
    Step 10.4
    Step 10.5
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    How to change Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 11.1
    Remove the ABS sensor from the steering knuckle.
    Step 11.2
  9. How to replace BMW 5 (E60) 530d 3.0 2002 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    BMW E60 525d 2.5 2003 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 12.1
    Disconnect the brake hose clamp.
    Step 12.2
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    Step 13.1
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber strut.
    Step 13.2
  11. How to replace Shock Absorber on BMW 5 (E60) 2006: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on BMW E60 530i 3.0 2007 - download illustrated guide
    Need to know how to renew Shock Absorber on BMW 5 SERIES 2008? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 14.1
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
    Step 14.2
    Step 14.3
  12. Changing of Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2009 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 15
    Open the hood
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    Step 16.1
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    Step 16.2
    Step 16.3
    Step 16.4
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E60 2004 525d 3.0 Shock Absorber
    Step 17
    Remove the suspension strut.
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    Step 18
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    AutoDoc recommends:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  16. How to change Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    How to replace BMW 5 (E60) 530d 3.0 2002 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 19
    Compress the spring.
    Step 20.1
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    Step 20.2
  17. BMW E60 525d 2.5 2003 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 21
    Remove the top mount, the support bearing and the upper spring cup.
  18. Changing Shock Absorber on BMW 5 (E60) 520i 2.2 2004 by yourself
    Step 22
    Remove the spring.
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    Step 23
    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
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    Step 24
    Remove the suspension spring rubber spacer.
    AutoDoc recommends:
    Examine suspension spring rubber spacers. Replace them if needed.Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  21. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on BMW E60 530i 3.0 2007 - download illustrated guide
    Step 25
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
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    Step 26
    Install a new shock absorber on a special fixture for further mounting of the spring
    Step 27
    Install the rubber spacer onto the suspension spring.
  23. Changing of Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2009 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 28
    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber
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    Step 29
    Install the spring on the shock absorber
  25. Replacing Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    Step 30
    Compress the spring.
  26. 5 (E60) 525d 3.0 2002 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 31
    Install the top mount, the strut mount bearing and the upper spring cup.
  27. How to change Shock Absorber on BMW 5 (E60) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E60 2004 525d 3.0 Shock Absorber
    Step 32.1
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount
    Step 32.2
  28. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on BMW 5 (E60) 520d 2.0 2005 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 33
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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    Step 34.1
    Tighten the shock strut top mount.
    Step 34.2
    Step 34.3
  30. Changing Shock Absorber on BMW 5 (E60) 520i 2.2 2004 by yourself
    Step 35
    Close the hood
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    Step 36.1
    Install the steering knuckle on the shock strut and tighten it.
    Step 36.2
    Step 36.3
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    Step 37.1
    Slide the arm to the subframe eyelets.
    Step 37.2
  33. BMW 5 SERIES 525d 2.5 Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 38
    Prop up the steering knuckle.
  34. Replacing Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    5 (E60) 525d 3.0 2002 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 39.1
    Tighten the arm fastening to the subframe.
    Step 39.2
  35. How to change Shock Absorber on BMW 5 (E60) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E60 2004 525d 3.0 Shock Absorber
    Step 40.1
    Unscrew the bracket of the stabilizer link upper fastener.
    Step 40.2
  36. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on BMW 5 (E60) 520d 2.0 2005 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    How to change Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 41.1
    Tighten the lower fastening of the shock absorber.
    Step 41.2
  37. How to replace BMW 5 (E60) 530d 3.0 2002 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 42
    Install the brake hose clamp.
  38. BMW E60 525d 2.5 2003 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Changing Shock Absorber on BMW 5 (E60) 520i 2.2 2004 by yourself
    Step 43.1
    Install the ABS sensor  on the steering knuckle and secure it.
    Step 43.2
  39. How to remove BMW 5 SERIES 525d 3.0 2005 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 44
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
  40. How to replace Shock Absorber on BMW 5 (E60) 2006: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 45
    Connect the headlight leveling sensor rod.
  41. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on BMW E60 530i 3.0 2007 - download illustrated guide
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    Step 46.1
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle and tighten it.
    Step 46.2
  42. Changing of Shock Absorber on BMW E60 2009 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 47
    Install the wheel.
  43. BMW 5 SERIES 525d 2.5 Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 48
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts
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