BMW 3 Series E30

since 1983-1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engine
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. Exhaust system
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Coupling
+ 10. Brake system
- 11. Running gear
   11.1.10. Back springs
   11.1.11. Bar of the back stabilizer of cross stability
   11.1.12. Levers of a back suspension bracket
   11.1.13. Bearings of back wheels
   11.1.14. Angles of installation of wheels
   11.1.2. Specifications
   11.1.3. Stabilizer of cross stability of a forward suspension bracket
   11.1.4. Suspension bracket lever
   11.1.5. Rack of a forward suspension bracket
   11.1.6. Springs or shock-absorber of a rack of a suspension bracket
   11.1.7. Spherical support
   11.1.8. Nave of a forward wheel and bearing
   11.1.9. Back shock-absorbers
   + 11.2. Steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Useful tips


11.1.9. Back shock-absorbers



Shock-absorbers are recommended to be changed in couple.

Removal and installation, replacement

1. Block forward wheels.
2. Lift a back part of the car and install under the lever of a back suspension bracket the cart with a jack, having laid a board.
3. Turn off a bolt of the lower fastening of the shock-absorber.

4. For access to nuts of the top fastening to parts of cars it is required to remove a slip in a luggage carrier. On later models for access to nuts remove a back of a back seat. On the Touring (Estate) models remove a back of a back seat, the coil of natyazhitel of seat belts and uncover the hatch. On the Convertible models remove a niche covering behind passenger salon and get a rubber cover. Ask the assistant to hold the shock-absorber and turn off nuts of the top fastening of the shock-absorber.
5. Check existence of a leak through a shock-absorber rod epiploon. Check a condition of plugs in an earring of the lower fastening, at detection of cracks, wear and hardening of rubber of the plug replace. Check the shock-absorber rod course. The rod has to move with a considerable resistance and without jammings. Otherwise replace the shock-absorber.
6. Installation is carried out upside-down, however, tighten bolts and nuts with the set moment only after "pumping" of a suspension bracket.