E46 series BMW 3

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

E46 series BMW 3
+ BMW 3 Cars (E46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ RKPP and transmission line
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
- Suspension bracket and steering
   + Forward suspension bracket
   - Back suspension bracket
      Removal and installation of the back shock-absorber
      Removal and installation of springs of a suspension bracket
   + the Steering with the hydraulic booster (servoupravleniye)
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes


Removal and installation of the back shock-absorber

Shock-absorber, spring of a suspension bracket and shock-absorber support

1 — a nut, 15 N • m
Being self-stopped, surely replace
2 — a plate
3 — a nut with a fillet, 25 N • m
Being self-stopped, surely replace
4 — a plate intensifying
Only for the left side of the car
5 — a sealing plate
6 — a bolt
7 — a shock-absorber support
8 — a plate

9 — a remote washer
10 — a plastic damper
11 — a pipe protective
12 — the shock-absorber back
13 — bolt М12, 100 N • m
14 — a spring cup top
15 — a suspension bracket spring
16 — a spring cup bottom
17 — an adapter
18 — the plastic buffer


1 Take away facing of a luggage compartment around shock-absorber fastening.

Operation of lifting and car installation on supports is connected with danger! Therefore before carrying out operation familiarize with Poddomkrachivaniye's Section and towage

2 Lift and establish on supports a back part of the car.

3 Prop up the bottom cross-section lever-4-the garage lift, having enclosed a wooden lining.

If this condition is not carried out, the beam of a suspension bracket will fall after a shock-absorber detachment down. The power shaft can be thus damaged.

4 Disconnect the shock-absorber-1-at a suspension bracket beam. Mark the provision of both washers for possibility of the subsequent assembly. The persistent washer shows-3-rubber support towards a head of a bolt-2-.

5 Unscrew two nuts of fastening of an aligning cup.

6 Remove an intensifying plate if it is available, on the left side of the car.
7 Take out down the shock-absorber.

The shock-absorber hold only vertically. Otherwise during movement of the car there can be an increased noise. Then it is necessary to extend a rod and to put the shock-absorber at 24 o'clock at room temperature (+20°С).


8 Check the shock-absorber, address to the Section Removal and installation of the back shock-absorber.
9 Laying between the shock-absorber and a body surely replace with the new.
10 Insert the shock-absorber.
11 Insert an intensifying plate if she acted in film.
12 Fix the shock-absorber above two new being self-stopped nuts and tighten them the moment of 25 N • m.
13 Fix the shock-absorber below, without tightening while a fastening nut. Do not forget to put thus a washer from both parties of fastening of the shock-absorber. The persistent washer of a rubber support should show towards a bolt head.
14 Take away the garage lift and lower the car on wheels.
15 At a tightening of a nut of fastening of the bottom support of the shock-absorber the car should not be loaded. Should be for this purpose satisfied the following conditions:

— the car is completely filled with fuel;
— the mdavleniye in tires in to correspond to the established;
— the car has the following scheme of loading: 2 X 68 kg in front, 1Х 68 kg behind, 1 X 21 kg in the luggage carrier center;
— car suspension brackets прожаты.
16 Tighten the bottom bolt of fastening the moment of 100 N • m.
17 Close a cover of a luggage compartment.