BMW X3 2005

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:

    Rear wheel
     
    Rear muffler from center muffler
     
    Flange bolts to differential
     
    Depressurize ride control system, if equipped
     

  4.  
  5. Raise the rear wheel carrier with a proper jack and support.
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  7. Press the halfshaft from the wheel carrier.
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  9. Remove the halfshaft.
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To install:

  1. Position the halfshaft and press into the wheel carrier.
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  3. Fit the shims, then install the bolts on the inner halfshaft flange to 61 ft. lbs. (83 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Attach the rear muffler to the center muffler.
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  7. Install the rear wheel.
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