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Old 03-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #9
captain E34
Sliding Sideways
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ottawa
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just took the front struts out... quick description/how to

i like to loosen off the top the bolts for the strut mount


remove the brake caliper with bracket and hang it aside, i used some wire...


*** dont forget to remove the pad sensor on the driver side caliper as well as unhook it from the strut


unbolt the sway bar link


remove allen bolt on disc and remove the disc



remove the three bolts holding the strut to the (forget them name.... but the part that connects the control arms to the strut housing)


wiggle the strut back and forth and the strut should slide out and just undo the strut mount nutz the rest of the way and the strut should come right out




1988 535i M30 (Turbo Build)
1989 535i M30 (Beater)
1990 520i Soon To Be S52 (Turbo Build)
1994 525it M50 (Beater)
2005 X5 M64 (Daily)
2009 335i (Daily)
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