BMW X5 2000-05

Strut (MacPherson Strut) Assembly

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Mark the position of the threaded pin to the wheel arch to retain the camber setting when installed.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Carefully mark position of threaded pin to strut tower to ensure original camber is retained during installation.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Tire and wheel assembly
     



    Two of the nuts on the spring strut support bearing
     
    Center strut bracket nut
     
    Speed sensor/brake wear cable and disconnect the plug housing
     
    Swivel bearing and tie it aside
     
    Remaining nut on the spring strut support bearing
     
    Strut assembly
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly
     
    One nut to the spring strut support bearing and hand tighten at this time
     
    Swivel bearing. Torque the new self-locking nut to 176 ft. lbs. (250 Nm).
     
    Speed sensor/brake wear cable and connect the housing plug
     
    Center strut bracket. Torque the nut to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Align the three upper spring strut support bearing nuts and match the threaded pin with the mark made during the removal procedure. When aligned properly torque the nuts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Mark the position of the threaded pin to the wheel arch to retain the camber setting when installed.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Tire and wheel assembly
     

  6.  


NOTE
Carefully mark position of threaded pin to strut tower to ensure original camber is retained during installation.



Two of the nuts on the spring strut support bearing
 
Center strut bracket nut
 
Speed sensor/brake wear cable and disconnect the plug housing
 
Swivel bearing and tie it aside
 
Remaining nut on the spring strut support bearing
 
Strut assembly
 

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly
     
    One nut to the spring strut support bearing and hand tighten at this time
     
    Swivel bearing. Torque the new self-locking nut to 176 ft. lbs. (250 Nm).
     
    Speed sensor/brake wear cable and connect the housing plug
     
    Center strut bracket. Torque the nut to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Align the three upper spring strut support bearing nuts and match the threaded pin with the mark made during the removal procedure. When aligned properly torque the nuts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Mark the position of the threaded pin to the wheel arch to retain the camber setting when installed.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Tire and wheel assembly
     
    Two of the nuts on the spring strut support bearing
     
    Center strut bracket nut
     
    Speed sensor/brake wear cable and disconnect the plug housing
     
    Swivel bearing and tie it aside
     
    Remaining nut on the spring strut support bearing
     
    Strut assembly
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly
     
    One nut to the spring strut support bearing and hand tighten at this time
     
    Swivel bearing. Torque the new self-locking nut to 176 ft. lbs. (250 Nm).
     
    Speed sensor/brake wear cable and connect the housing plug
     
    Center strut bracket. Torque the nut to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Align the three upper spring strut support bearing nuts and match the threaded pin with the mark made during the removal procedure. When aligned properly torque the nuts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Tire and wheel assembly
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  

 
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