BMW X5 2000-05

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
This procedure calls for the spring to be compressed. A compressed spring has high potential energy and if released suddenly can cause severe damage and personal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the strut from the vehicle and mount in a vise using a strut holder. This will prevent damage to the strut tube
  6.  
  7. Using a proper spring compressor, compress the spring until the stress on the thrust bearing is released.
  8.  
  9. Remove the top nut of the strut mount. Counterhold the strut rod during removal.
  10.  
  11. Pull the strut mount off the strut rod. Note the positioning of the spacers and washer for replacement.
  12.  
  13. Pull the spring off the strut and place aside in a safe area.
  14.  
  15. slowly release the compression of the spring.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Spring in the compressor and compress
     
    Spring and strut mount with all the spacers and washers in their original positions. Torque the new strut rod nut: 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Release the spring slowly and check that it seats in the spring holders. Install the strut in the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  


CAUTION
This procedure calls for the spring to be compressed. A compressed spring has high potential energy and if released suddenly can cause severe damage and personal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the strut from the vehicle and mount in a vise using a strut holder. This will prevent damage to the strut tube
  6.  
  7. Using a proper spring compressor, compress the spring until the stress on the thrust bearing is released.
  8.  
  9. Remove the top nut of the strut mount. Counterhold the strut rod during removal.
  10.  
  11. Pull the strut mount off the strut rod. Note the positioning of the spacers and washer for replacement.
  12.  
  13. Pull the spring off the strut and place aside in a safe area.
  14.  
  15. Slowly release the compression of the spring.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Spring in the compressor and compress
     
    Spring and strut mount with all the spacers and washers in their original positions. Torque the new strut rod nut: 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Release the spring slowly and check that it seats in the spring holders. Install the strut in the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  


CAUTION
This procedure calls for the spring to be compressed. A compressed spring has high potential energy and if released suddenly can cause severe damage and personal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the strut from the vehicle and mount in a vise using a strut holder. This will prevent damage to the strut tube
  6.  
  7. Using a proper spring compressor, compress the spring until the stress on the thrust bearing is released.
  8.  
  9. Remove the top nut of the strut mount. Counter-hold the strut rod during removal.
  10.  
  11. Pull the strut mount off the strut rod. Note the positioning of the spacers and washer for replacement.
  12.  
  13. Pull the spring off the strut and place aside in a safe area.
  14.  
  15. Slowly release the compression of the spring.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Spring in the compressor and compress
     
    Spring and strut mount with all the spacers and washers in their original positions. Torque the new strut rod nut: 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Release the spring slowly and check that it seats in the spring holders. Install the strut in the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  

 
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