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


11.1.10. Back springs



Springs are recommended to be changed in couple.

Removal and installation

1. Block forward wheels. Lift a back part of the car and establish on supports so that details of a back suspension bracket at its lowering did not touch supports.
2. Disconnect a back part of the exhaust system from a body and lower so that it was possible to get springs at partially removed suspension bracket. Fix vykhlorny pipes by a wire.
3. Install under a reducer case the cart with a jack. With a force give a reducer down and record it, having laid a wooden wedge between a body and a reducer. This measure will allow to prevent breakage of CV JOINTS of back half shafts when lowering levers of a suspension bracket for removal of springs.
4. Install the cart with a jack under the lever of a back suspension bracket.
5. If the stabilizer of cross stability is provided in a back suspension bracket, then disconnect a stabilizer bar from racks, or remove stabilizer racks from levers (see subsection 11.1.11).
6. Pass a chain through a spring and fix by a bolt, provide a necessary weak point that the spring could be straightened.
7. Installation is carried out upside-down. Track correctness of installation of a spring at a lever raising.