BMW X3 2005

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



Wheel bearings cannot be adjusted and must be replaced as a unit and never be reused once removed.

Removal & Installation




NOTE
The wheel bearings are only removed if they are worn. They cannot be removed without destroying them (due to side thrust created by the bearing puller). They cannot be disassembled, repacked or adjusted.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    CAUTION
    To avoid damaging the dust sleeve, use special tool tools 33-2-160 to drive out and draw in the drive flange after removing the brake disk. Rounded inside edge of special tool must point to drive flange.



    Negative battery cable
     



    Front brake disc
     
    Drive flange by installing special tools 33-2-116, 160 and 33-4-200
     
    Bearing inner race from the flange
     
    Swivel bearing
     
    Bearing by installing special tools 31-2-113, 33-4-266, 33-3-266 and 33-4-266/261
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing with the wider chamfer facing the swivel bearing to the drive flange with special tools 31-2-113, 33-4-266, 33-3-266 and 33-4-266/261
     
    Snap ring and circlip
     
    Bearing inner race to the drive flange
     
    Drive flange to the swivel bearing by using special tool 33-2-116, 160 and 33-4-200
     
    Swivel bearing
     
    Front brake disc
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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