BMW X3 2005

Halfshafts

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CV-Boots Inspection



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Check the driveshaft boots for damage and deterioration.

    Raise front of vehicle
     
    Rotate axle and inspect for cracked or ripped CV boot material on inner and outer CV joints on both sides of vehicle
     

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  5. Replace boot if damaged or deteriorated.
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CV-Joints Overhaul



Inner CV-Joint

The inner CV-joint is serviced with the axle shaft as an assembly. The inner CV-joint boot can be serviced by removing the outer CV-joint.

Outer CV-Joint
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the halfshaft from the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the grease boot clamps and push the boot away from the joint.
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  7. Expand the inner race circlip and pull the CV-joint off of the axle shaft.
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  9. Disassemble the inner race, cage and balls for cleaning and inspection.
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To install:

  1. Assemble the inner race, cage and balls into the outer joint housing.
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  3. Expand the circlip and push the joint on to the axle shaft.
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  5. Fill the outer race and the grease boot with CV-joint grease and tighten the boot clamps.
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  7. Install the axle halfshaft.
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Removal & Installation



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Reinforcement plate
     
    Front splash guard
     
    ABS pulse generator
     
    Brake caliper from disc and tie out of the way with the hose still connected
     
    Steering gear tie rod from swivel bearing
     
    Tension strut, with guide joint, from swivel bearing
     
    Control arm from swivel bearing
     
    Collar nut on halfshaft, press halfshaft out of drive flange
     
    Halfshaft
     

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To install:

  1. Push in output shaft over the resistance of the retaining ring until it snaps in place.
    NOTE
    Use a new snap ring on halfshaft spline

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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Collar nut
     
    Control arm to swivel bearing
     
    Tension strut to swivel bearing
     
    Tie rod to swivel bearing
     
    Brake caliper to disc
     
    ABS pulse generator
     
    Front wheel
     
    Splash guard
     
    Reinforcement plate
     

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  5. Check the front axle differential fluid level.
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