E30 series BMW 3

since 1983-1994 of release

Repair and car operation

+ 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-section stability
   11.1.12. Levers of a back suspension bracket
   11.1.13. Bearings of back wheels
   11.1.14. Corners of installation of wheels
   11.1.2. Specifications
   11.1.3. Stabilizer of cross-section 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. Good advice


11.1.6. Springs or shock-absorber of a rack of a suspension bracket


At detection of a podtekaniye of liquid from shock-absorbers, at loss of amortiziruyushchy properties of a suspension bracket, in case of a usadka or damages of springs it is necessary to estimate volume of the forthcoming works and to choose the most expedient option. In the spare part racks which can be got in exchange for old with surcharge are delivered. Before dismantling of knot of a rack be convinced available necessary spare parts.

When dismantling a rack it is necessary to accept precautionary measures as sudden straightening of a spring can lead to serious traumas. The compressed spring store in a place inaccessible to strangers.


1. Remove a rack (see subsection 11.1.5) and clamp in a vice through rags or a wooden pro-rate.
2. Compress a rack spring the adaptation to unload a rack.
3. Remove a protective cap of a nut of a rod of the shock-absorber. Release a nut, holding a rod.
4. Unscrew a nut, remove the rack bearing, laying and a washer. Check freedom of rotation of the bearing. Jamming bearing replace. Check a condition of rubber laying. In the presence of cracks, wear and a rubber otsloyeniye laying replace.
5. Remove a plate of a spring and a rubber ring. The damaged ring replace.
6. Carefully remove the compressed spring and store it in a steel case.
7. Remove from a rod a protective tube and the rubber buffer. Check their condition and if necessary replace.
8. Unscrew a cap nut and remove the shock-absorber, merge from it oil.
9. Fill in in the shock-absorber 20-25 cubic see oils for the engine (except gas-filled shock-absorbers). Oil provides heat removal to the case of the shock-absorber and viscosity of oil of value filled in in the shock-absorber has no.

10. Assembly is carried out upside-down. A cap nut and a nut of a rod tighten with the set moments. Combine the spring termination with a fillet on rubber laying of a spring and on a cup.
11. Establish a rack on the car upside-down.