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Old 03-27-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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Question Replacing the springs and the struts on your own

How hard is it to replace the struts and the springs and what are the special tools I might need, referal to a site with instructions would be great, or just instructions

p.s. it an e46 323ci
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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Front Shock Replacement

This should be similar to the process on the e46. You would probably need to find a Spring Compressor, you can usually get one from an autoparts store as long as you leave a deposit.
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:10 PM   #3
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You are the best whoever you are dude, I'm going to change them tomorrow, appreciate it much
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:46 PM   #4
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:33 PM   #5
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I can't take off #5, I'm changig the struts and springs and it seems that a ball joint is holding #5 any hints would be great, sorry Im a newb

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...17&hg=31&fg=10

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Old 03-30-2007, 08:44 AM   #6
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:53 PM   #7
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Suspension is a very easy job. Take it off, put it back on, torque, that's it. Good luck with the rest of it.
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:41 AM   #8
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Spring-Strut symptoms versus RSM failure

~I have sqeaking from springs when car is parked on a incline
~I have squealing from rear in turns on low speeds also can hear the squeal when backing up

Does this sound like spings and rear shock mount or another combo of the above?

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