How to replace rear shock absorber on BMW 330i 3 (E92) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]


1. Open the boot lid. Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Torx bit T30
Drive socket # 6 Drive socket # 17
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench Torque wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Clip removal tool Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock 2. Unscrew the fasteners of the side plastic trim panel. 3. Remove the side plastic cover. 4. Fold down the backrests of the rear seats. 5. Unscrew the fastener of the central protective plastic panel. Use a clip removal tool. Use a Phillips screwdriver. 6. Remove the rubber strip. 7. Remove the central protective plastic panel. 8. Remove the clips of the boot side lining.
Use a clip removal tool. 9. Unscrew the fastener of the boot side lining.
Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench. 10. Raise the lower lining of the boot. 11. Remove the rubber strip. 12. Detach the boot side lining. 13. Remove the mount cap from the shock absorber upper fastener. 14. Clean the shock absorber fasteners.
Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray. 15. Loosen the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #6. Use a ratchet wrench. 16. Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports. 17. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts. 18. Clean the shock absorber fasteners.
Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray. 19. Support the arm.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 20. Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber.
Use a drive socket #17. 21. Remove the support from under the arm. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 22. Detach the lower part of the shock absorber.
Use a crowbar. 23. Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #6.
Use a ratchet wrench. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts. 24. Remove the shock absorber. 25. Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. AUTODOC recommends:
Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary. 26. Treat the shock absorber mounting seats.
Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray. 27. Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber. AUTODOC recommends:
Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times. 28. Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber cautiously tight when screwing in the fastening bolts. 29. Support the arm.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 30. Screw the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #6.
Use a ratchet wrench. 31. Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber.
Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 80 Nm torque. 32. Remove the support from under the arm. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 33. Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease. 34. Clean the brake disk surface.
Use a brake cleaner. AUTODOC recommends:
After applying the spray, wait a few minutes. 35. Screw in the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts. 36. Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 120 nm torque. 37. Tighten the top shock absorber fastening. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #6. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 60 Nm torque. 38. Treat the shock absorber fasteners.
Use copper grease. 39. Install the mount cap on the shock absorber upper fastener. 40. Attach the side lining of the boot. 41. Install the central protective plastic panel. 42. Screw in the fastener of the central protective plastic panel. Use a Phillips screwdriver. 43. Install the rubber strip. 44. Put down the lower lining of the boot. 45. Install the clips of the boot side lining. 46. Screw in the fastener of the boot side lining.
Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench. 47. Install the side plastic panel. 48. Screw the fasteners of the side plastic trim panel. 49. Return the seat to its original position. 50. Close the lid of the luggage compartment.