BMW X5 2000-05

CV-Joints

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Overhaul



  1. Remove the axle shaft. For additional information, please refer to the following topic: -Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal, Removal & Installation-.
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  3. Mount the axle shaft securely in a vise.
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  5. Replace the wheel side joint as follows:
    1. Remove the large and small boot clamps and pull back the boot.
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    3. Press of the joint via contact pressure of the retaining ring on the shaft.
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    5. Remove the retaining ring.
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    7. Pull the boot off the axle shaft.
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    9. Replace the boot, fill the proper amount of grease from the repair kit and install onto the axle shaft.
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    11. Install a new retaining ring.
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    13. Push on the joint until you hear it snap into place over the retaining ring.
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    15. Pull the boot up into place and reinstall the boot clamps.
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  7. Replace the transmission side joint as follows:
    1. Remove the boot bands, pull back the rubber boot and detach the tulip element.
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    3. Remove the snap ring and detach the tripod joint from the axle shaft.
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    5. Pull the boot off the axle shaft.
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    7. Replace the boot, fill the proper amount of grease from the repair kit and install onto the axle shaft.
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    9. Install the tripod joint to the axle shaft. Make sure the flat side of the tripod element faces the snap ring.
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    11. Install a new snap ring.
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    13. Install the tulip element, pull the boot into place and install the boot bands.
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