BMW Cars 1999-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Steering wheel
     

  4.  
  5. Discharge the pressure reservoir by pushing in on the brake pedal about 10 times. Draw off hydraulic fluid in the supply tank.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    If necessary, move the steering drop arm by turning the steering stub to enable the removal of the gear assembly.



    Bolt and press the tie rod off the steering drop arm with the proper tool
     
    Heat shield on the steering gear and disconnect the ride level height control pipes on 750iL models
     
    U-joint from the steering gear. Disconnect and plug the hydraulic lines.
     
    Steering gear mounting bolts and remove the steering gear
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear and tighten the mounting bolts
     
    Hydraulic lines, using new seals
     

  2.  
  3. Turn the steering wheel counterclockwise or clockwise against the stop, then back about 1 3 / 4 turn until the marks are aligned.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    U-joint to the steering gear making sure the bolt is in the locking groove of the steering stub
     
    Tie rod to the steering drop arm and replace the self-locking nut
     
    Heat shield on the steering gear and connect the ride level height control pipes on 750iL models
     
    Hydraulic fluid
     
    Steering wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Steering wheel
     

  4.  
  5. Discharge the pressure reservoir by pushing in on the brake pedal about 10 times. Draw off hydraulic fluid in the supply tank.
    NOTE
    If necessary, move the steering drop arm by turning the steering stub to enable the removal of the gear assembly.



    Bolt and press the tie rod off the steering drop arm with the proper tool
     
    Heat shield on the steering gear and disconnect the ride level height control pipes, on 750iL models
     
    U-joint from the steering gear
     
    Hydraulic lines and plug
     
    Steering gear mounting bolts and the steering gear
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear and tighten the mounting bolts
     
    Hydraulic lines, using new seals
     

  2.  
  3. Turn the steering wheel counterclockwise or clockwise against the stop, then back about 1 3 / 4 turn until the marks are aligned.

    U-joint to the steering gear making sure the bolt is in the locking groove of the steering stub
     
    Tie rod to the steering drop arm and replace the self-locking nut
     
    Heat shield on the steering gear and connect the ride level height control pipes, on 750iL models
     
    Hydraulic fluid
     
    Steering wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  

 
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