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 .
    Information on replacing shock absorbers
    Situation: When a shock absorber is faulty on one side (leaking, noises, limit values exceeded on the shock tester), often both shock absorbers on ...

    Replacing rear left or right spring strut shock absorber
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