BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

FRONT SUSPENSION

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Fig. Fig. 1: An example of a BMW 2002 front steering and suspension assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2: An example of a BMW 320i front steering and suspension assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3: An example of a BMW 3 Series front steering and suspension assembly



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Fig. Fig. 4: An example of a BMW 733i front steering and suspension assembly



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Fig. Fig. 5: An example of a BMW 528e front steering and suspension assembly

The front suspension on all BMWs is fully independent, utilizing MacPherson type struts with integral coil springs (the springs surround the structure of the strut, which contains the shock absorber). Transverse mounted wishbones are used on many models at the bottom to locate the lower end of the strut laterally as it moves up and down in relation to the body. A stabilizer bar is available which is mounted between the front crossmember and the lower wishbones. All suspension mounts are rubber cushioned.


CAUTION
When removing front suspension components, be sure to support the car securely via the reinforced boxmember area adjacent to the front jacking points.

 
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