BMW X5 2000-05

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



3.0L Engine
  1. Lower the front axle support as follows:
    1. Remove the front wheels.
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    3. Remove the skid plates, if equipped.
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    5. Remove the reinforcement plate.
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    7. Remove the lower steering spindle from the power steering gearbox.
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    9. Disconnect the tie-rod end from the wheel knuckle.
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    11. Disconnect the upper control arm.
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    13. Disconnect the lower control arm.
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    15. Disconnect the engine mount from the front axle carrier.
    16.  
    17. Loosen the bolts and lower the front axle carrier.
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  3. Remove the rubber mounts and remove the stabilizer bar.
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  5. Installation is the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Remove the rubber mounts and remove the stabilizer bar-3.0L Engines

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4.4L (M62) And 4.6L Engines
  1. Remove the skid plate, if equipped.
  2.  
  3. Remove the reinforcement plate.
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  5. Remove the pressure rod from the stabilizer.
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  7. Remove the rubber mounts.
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  9. Lift the stabilizer bar over the halfshafts and remove towards the left side of the vehicle.
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  11. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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4.4L (N62) And 4.8L Engines
  1. Disconnect the stabilizer links on both sides of the stabilizer.
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  3. Remove the left steering gear cover and remove from the front axle carrier on the right.
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  5. Lower the front axle carrier.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar out towards the rear.
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  9. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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