BMW X3 2005

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove the front wheels.
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  5. Remove the disk pad retaining spring from the caliper.
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  7. Remove the calipers from the disk.
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  9. Use a special tool, 34-1-050, to force piston back into caliper.
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  11. Remove the outer brake pad (the inner pad is held in place with a spring in the piston).
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To install:

  1. Be sure the pads marked -L- and -R- are inserted properly on left and right sides, respectively.
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  3. Apply anti-squeak compound to all mounting surfaces.
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  5. Install the calipers.
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  7. Reposition the retaining spring.
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  9. Install the front wheels.
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  11. Fully depress brake pedal several times to set proper contact of pads with rotor.
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  13. Hold ignition key for at least 30 seconds in position -1- without starting engine. This clear any fault codes stored in system and prevent the wear indicator light from coming on.
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  15. Bleed brake system. If necessary.
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