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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-13-2013, 09:03 PM
mio_e46 mio_e46 is offline
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Does anyone have a DIY write up for transmission mounts on a 2003 530i? Thx
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:23 PM
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I don't think that I've seen a write up on doing something that simple.
Jack up the car.
Remove the nuts on the bottom of the tranny mounts.
Jack up the back of the tranny slightly.
Remove the nuts on the top of the tranny mount.
Remove the mounts and put the new ones in.
Lower the tranny and re-install the nuts.
If you have problems you could always remove the cross support that holds up the tail shaft to get at the top nuts better.
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