BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing rear left or right spring strut shock absorber

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Driveline+Axles / Shock absorber / Removing and installing rear left or right spring strut shock absorber

NOTE: With full spring deflection, the coil spring may touch the gaiter, depending on the design.

This is not a fault!

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Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Remove luggage compartment trim panels .
  • Secure spring strut against dropping.
  • Remove CAMBER ARM.

Release screw (1).

Installation note: Replace screws.

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After completing work:

  • Perform WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECK .
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    Replacing rear left or right spring strut shock absorber
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