BMW 3 Series (E46) 1999 - 2005 Service Manual

M3 323i 325i 325xi 328i 330i 330xi Sedan Coupe Convertible Sport Wagon

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

by Robert Bentley Staff

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BMW 3 Series (E46) 1999 - 2005 Service Manual - Front Cover

Front Cover

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Rear Cover

Rear Cover


BMW 3 Series (E46) 1999 - 2005 Service Manual Covers all 3 Series models (built on the E46 platform), including the M3, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 330i, 330xi, Sedan, Coupe, Convertible and Sport Wagon.

Models and Engines Covered:
● 323i, 323Ci: M52 TU, 2.5 litre engine
● 328i, 328Ci: M52 TU, 2.8 litre engine
● 325i, 325Ci, 325xi: M54/M56, 2.5 litre engine
● 330i, 330Cis/330xi: M54, 3.0 litre engine
● M3: S54, 3.2 litre Motorsport engine

General Data and Maintenance
- Warnings and Cautions
- Vehicle Identification and VIN Decoder
- General
- Maintenance

- Engine?General
- Engine Removal and Installation
- Cylinder Head Removal and Installation
- Cylinder Head and Valvetrain
- Camshaft Timing Chain
- Lubrication System
- Ignition System
- Battery, Starter, Alternator
- Fuel Injection
- Fuel Tank and Fuel Pump
- Radiator and Cooling System
- Exhaust System

- Transmission?General
- Clutch
- Manual Transmission
- Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG)
- Automatic Transmission
- Gearshift Linkage
- Driveshafts
- Transfer Case

Suspension, Steering and Brakes
- Suspension,Steering and Brakes-General
- Front Suspension
- Front Axle Final Drive
- Steering and Wheel Alignment
- Rear Suspension
- Rear Axle Final Drive
- Brakes

- Body?General
- Fenders, Engine Hood
- Doors
- Trunk Lid, Tailgate

Body Equipment
- Exterior Trim, Bumpers
- Door Windows
- Interior Trim
- Central Locking and Anti-Theft
- Seats
- Sunroof
- Convertible Top

Electrical System
- Electrical System?General
- Electrical Component Locations
- Wipers and Washers
- Switches
- Instruments
- Lights
- Heating and Air-conditioning
- Radio

Equipment and Accessories
- Seat Belts
- Airbag System (SRS)

Electrical Wiring Diagrams

On-Board Diagnostics

General information on Repair Manuals

Please note that workshop manuals are usually written for models sold in a specific country. Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as engines can vary. Please check that the manual will cover your model before purchase and if you are unsure please contact us first.

product details

  • Publisher: Robert Bentley, Inc Publishers
  • ISBN: 0837616573 (0-837-61657-3)
  • ISBN-13: 9780837616575 (978-0-837-61657-5)
  • Format: Softcover, 1434 pages
  • Date Published: 2005


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