BMW X5 2000-05

Shock Absorbers


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Fuse in the air supply system
    Negative battery cable
    Rear wheel
    Nuts and expansion rivets and luggage compartment trim
    3 upper nuts after supporting the wheel carrier
    Shock absorber from the swinging arm and insert a bushing into the bore of the arm
    Thrust bearing after bracing the piston rod with a ring spanner
    Upper nut and remove the shock absorber


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber to the swinging arm. Torque the bolt to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm).
    Thrust bearing. Torque the nut to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
    Upper nuts. Torque the nuts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm).
    New expansion rivets and nuts
    Luggage compartment trim
    Rear wheel
    Negative battery cable
    Fuse for the air supply system


To remove spring strut shock absorber, the strut assembly must be disassembled. For additional information, please refer to the following topic: -Coil Spring, Removal & Installation-.