E39 series BMW 5

since 1996-2001 of release

Repair and car operation

+ Introduction
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
- Suspension bracket and steering
   + Forward suspension bracket
   - Back suspension bracket
      Air shock-absorber of a back suspension bracket
      Removal and installation of the back shock-absorber
      Dismantling of an amortization rack
   + Steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ electric equipment Schemes
+ System of onboard diagnostics

Removal and installation of the back shock-absorber

Back amortization rack

1 — the shock-absorber
2 — a bolt
3 — the bottom cup of a spring
4 — a protective casing
5 — the buffer of a course of compression
6 — a screw spring
7 — a protective cup
8 — the top cup of a spring

9 — a support
10 — a nut
11 — a plate
12 — a nut
13 — a cover
14 — an adapter (only for bad roads in Eastern Europe)
15 — a ring (only for bad roads in Eastern Europe)

Procedures of removal of the shock-absorber and screw spring are given in the Section end.

At cars with air shock-absorbers take out a safety lock No. 6 of the device of supply by air. Thus, casual adjustment of system is excluded.


1. Remove the shelf for a headdress, address to the Section Removal and shelf installation under a headdress.
2. Unscrew two bolts of fastening of a loudspeaker and remove it. Rasstykuyte shtekerny connection also take out a loudspeaker.
3. Mark with paint the provision of forward wheels in relation to a nave. Thanks to it the otbalansirovanny wheel will occupy the former situation. Weaken bolts of fastening of a wheel on the standing car. Lift and establish the car on supports. Remove forward wheels.
4. Remove facing of a wheel casing.

5. Lift a rug near the device of an automatic tension of a seat belt. Uncover the top part of an amortization rack and unscrew three bolts of fastening.

6. At cars with EDC расстыкуйте shtekerny connection.
7. Bring under a wheel arm a garage jack. Lay wooden laying.

If it not to observe, the amortization rack after striking off falls down. The axis and a brake hose can be thus damaged.

8. Disconnect an amortization rack at a wheel arm.

9. Lower a few arm and take out an amortization rack.

Watch that the brake hose did not appear will pull.

The shock-absorber store only vertically. Otherwise at movement of the car there can be extraneous noise. Way of elimination: Extend a rod and leave the shock-absorber vertically at room temperature (+20°С) within 24 hours.


1. Check the shock-absorber, address to the Section chain Breakers (thermal relays).
2. Insert an amortization rack and slightly fix from above a new being self-stopped nut.
3. Insert the plug (1) bottom fastening of the shock-absorber into a wheel arm. Screw a bolt, without tightening it.
4. Fix an amortization rack above the moment of 20 Nanometers.
5. Clean a garage jack and lower the car on wheels.
6. Establish into place facing of a wheel casing.
7. Fix forward wheels. Bolts of fastening of wheels with oil do not grease. Establish wheels so that the markings put earlier coincided. Lower the car on wheels. Tighten bolts of fastening of a wheel cross-wise the moment of 100 Nanometers.
8. Establish the car in normal situation, i.e. according to the recommendations provided in the Section Check of filament lamps.
9. Clamp the bottom bolt of fastening of the shock-absorber the moment offered by Specifications.
10. Connect electric wires at cars to EDC.
11. Put on a protective cover.
12. Establish a loudspeaker. Join shtekerny connection and fix a loudspeaker.
13. Establish the shelf for headdresses, address to the Section Removal and shelf installation under a headdress.