How To Replace BMW E90 Rear Shock (Sachs) FCP Euro

How To Replace BMW E90 Rear Shock (Sachs) FCP Euro


what’s going on everybody it’s Carolyn
FCP today I’m taking the steps on how to replace a rear shock on the 2010 328i
xDrive this process will be pretty similar in any 1991 92 or 93 3 series
except for an m3 so let’s get started we’re in the back trunk the rear shock
mount is actually located behind all this paneling so you have to remove a
couple of push clips or push rivets whatever you want to hold this panel
this type of pilot panel removal tool is excellent now depending on which side
you’re working on the amount will vary but just double check to see how many
there are all right now after removing all those
rivets a tray a couple of other small pieces I had access to their shock mount
which is under this rubber hat all right you actually really don’t need
too many tools to do this job for the top here you need a 16 millimeter box
wrench if you have a ratcheting one better you’re better off you are here
and a six millimeter socket for the counter hold on top of the shock and this right here is part of the upper
shock mount pretty simple design so that’s all set away pull this off the
side and now we’re on the other side of the car we have a 17 millimeter nut
which secures the shock to this lower control arm there’s a 15 millimeter
counter hold for a box wrench we’re going to go ahead and loosen this nut alright now we need to get the shock out
of there so what we’re going to do is we’re going to grab the top and we’re
going to compress it I’ve already placed the other side this
is the last corner that we have to do as you can see by a limb or sure on this
and the rust this shock is blown does not come back at all
so this thing is toast now this shock is in still decent shape it does come back
but very slowly and you could see the amount of corrosion on the shock body so
this didn’t have much more life in any way so that’s why we’re replacing this
today all right we will be installing a Sox super touring shock absorber into
this 2010 328i xDrive Sox is original equipment for BMW and it’s got the
fabled Blue Label that a lot of people prefer for replacements as you can see
these are comparable in every single way ride quality is going to be exactly the
same some assembly is required before you put this back in the car I’m going
to take our old dust boot and bumpstop along with the retaining collar in the
top as well as the lower upper shock mount I normally recommend replacing
these parts however these are in very good shape and for this video it’s not
really required so I’m gonna go ahead and reuse these to go ahead and
reinstall we’re gonna have to do the same thing we have to actually try to
get it on the other side here my primary concern is to get it seated inside this
lower control arm first and then I’m going to go ahead and grab the whole
assembly press it and I’m going to let it go up into place while we still have a car up in the air
I’m gonna go ahead and put this lower lock nut back on I am going to tighten
this down later with the suspension at ride height to make sure it’s fully
seated all right that’s totally tight and also
with the vehicle ride height we’re just going to make sure that this lower nut
is also tight which it is alright now that we have the
shot completely installed we just need to go ahead and reassemble the trunk
then go ahead and reinstall the cap over the rear shock and just make sure that the trim panel
tucks under the rear trunk seal just like that go ahead put the storage tray
back in right now on this side we removed three of these little pop rivets
I’ll go ahead and put them back in alright guys and that’s how you play
some riffs shot on a 2010 328i xDrive as I said earlier this process will be
similar in any in 1991 a 92 or 93 3 series except for the m3 so as always if
you have any questions please feel free to give us a goal we could reach at
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