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Old 09-12-2019, 10:38 AM
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Brighton, MI USA
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Front subframe replacement

I'm looking for tips and tricks for replacing the front subframe on a 2001 e53 w/3.0L.

I have searched, but the most relevant threads I've found are related to motor mount replacement.

It looks like

1. supporting the motor/trans
2. removing the wheels
3. compressing the front suspension
4, unbolting engine/trans mounts
5. unbolting the old subframe
6. reverse

Replacement subframe arrives saturday. Any other parts I should consider replacing?
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:53 AM
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Vancouver BC
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I don't think you need to worry about compressing the front suspension.
Also, supporting motor should be done from top of the engine.

adding to the list,
unbolting control arms
unbolting steering rack
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