BMW X5 2000-05

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation



3.0L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Reinforcement plate
     
    Front splash guard
     
    ABS pulse generator
     
    Brake caliper from disc and tie out of the way with the hose still connected
     
    Steering gear tie rod from swivel bearing
     
    Tension strut, with guide joint, from swivel bearing
     
    Control arm from swivel bearing
     
    Collar nut on halfshaft, press halfshaft out of drive flange
     
    Halfshaft
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Push in output shaft over the resistance of the retaining ring until it snaps in place.
    NOTE
    Use a new snap ring on halfshaft spline

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Collar nut
     
    Control arm to swivel bearing
     
    Tension strut to swivel bearing
     
    Tie rod to swivel bearing
     
    Brake caliper to disc
     
    ABS pulse generator
     
    Front wheel
     
    Splash guard
     
    Reinforcement plate
     

  4.  
  5. Check the front axle differential fluid level.
  6.  

4.4L & 4.6L Engines


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Fig. Assembled view of the front axle assembly-X5 Series

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Reinforcement plate
     
    Front splash guard
     
    Swivel bearing
     
    Output shaft from the differential by pressing it out with special tool 31-5-110
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New output shaft radial seal
     
    New snap ring on the output shaft
     
    Press the output shaft in by pushing it in over the resistance of the snap ring
     
    Swivel bearing
     
    Front splash guard
     
    Reinforcement plate
     
    Front wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

 
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