BMW X3 2005

Parking Brake Shoes

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Adjustment



Some models have an automatically adjusting parking brake mechanism. For models that are adjusted manually, refer to Parking Brake, Parking Brake Cables adjustment.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove rear disc brake rotor. Refer to Rear Disc Brakes, Rotor removal and installation.
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  5. Release parking brake lever.
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  7. Lock adjuster unit (ASZE):
    1. Press stop (1) of adjusting spring back.
    2.  
    3. Move retaining hook (2) so that it engages in stop (1). Use special tool 32 1 030.

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      Fig. Locking adjuster unit to retaining hook (2) using tool 32 1 030

    4.  

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  9. Disconnect upper return spring (1) with brake spring pliers.
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  11. Disconnect lower return spring with brake spring pliers.
    NOTE
    Check and if necessary replace return spring (1). Pay attention to installation position of adjustment screw (2).

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  13. Apply a thin coat of grease to bushing and screw threads.

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    Fig. Disconnecting return springs on parking brake

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  15. Turn clamping pins (1) with special tool 34 4 000 through 90° and disconnect.
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  17. Remove brake shoes (2).

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    Fig. Using special tool 34 4 000 to remove parking brake shoes

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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