BMW X3 2005

Lower Ball Joints

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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
     
    Coil spring
     
    Upper control arm from trailing arm
     
    Shock absorber from the swinging arm
     

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  5. Using special tool 33-3-331/2/3 and pull the ball joint out of the steering knuckle.
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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Ball joint into the steering knuckle with special tools 33-3-332/3/4
     
    Shock absorber to the swinging arm
     
    Upper control arm to trailing arm
     
    Coil spring
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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