BMW X5 2000-05

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheel.
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  5. Have an assistant depress the brake pedal, and remove the hub nut.
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  7. Remove the front brake rotor.
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  9. Remove the front pulse generator.
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  11. Disconnect the tie-rod ends from the steering knuckle.
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  13. Drive out the lower ball joint using Special Tool 33-4-200.

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    Fig. Drive out the lower ball joint from the steering knuckle

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  15. Remove the lower control arm from the steering knuckle using Special Tool 31-2-240.

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    Fig. Use Special Tool 31-2-240 to disconnect the control arm from the steering knuckle.

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  17. Remove the axle shaft. For additional information, refer to the following topic: -Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal, Removal & Installation-.
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  19. Support the steering knuckle with a suitable jack.
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  21. Remove the mounting nuts and bolts.
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  23. Remove the steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Remove the mounting bolts to remove the steering knuckle.

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  25. Installation is the reverse order of removal. Tighten the new bolts and self-locking nuts to 176 ft. lbs. (250 Nm).
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