BMW X5 2000-05

Pinion Seal

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the driveshaft.
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  3. Matchmark the pinion nut in relation to the drive flange on the pinion.
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  5. Secure the pinion flange with Special Tool 23-0-020 and remove the pinion nut.

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    Fig. Secure the drive flange with the Special Tool to remove the pinion nut.

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  7. Using Special Tool 33-1-150, pull the pinion flange from the pinion.

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    Fig. Pull off the drive flange from the pinion using Special Tool 33-1-150

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  9. Using a suitable pry tool, pry out the pinion seal from the front differential.
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To install:

  1. Drive in a new pinion seal with Special Tool 31-5-130 as far as it will go. Coat the seal with differential oil.

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    Fig. Drive in a new pinion seal with Special Tool 31-5-130

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  3. Install the pinion flange and tighten the pinion nut until the matchmark is aligned.
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  5. Install the driveshaft.
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  7. Fill the front differential to the correct level.
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