BMW X5 2000-05

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation



3.0L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Rear muffler from center muffler
     
    Flange bolts to differential
     
    Depressurize ride control system, if equipped
     

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  5. Raise the rear wheel carrier with a proper jack and support.
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  7. Press the halfshaft from the wheel carrier.
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  9. Remove the halfshaft.
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To install:

  1. Position the halfshaft and press into the wheel carrier.
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  3. Fit the shims, then install the bolts on the inner halfshaft flange to 61 ft. lbs. (83 Nm).
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  5. Attach the rear muffler to the center muffler.
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  7. Install the rear wheel.
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V8 Engines


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Fig. Assembled view of the rear halfshaft and suspension system-X5 Series

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    The wheel bearing will be destroyed when the flange is removed. The wheel bearing must be replaced.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear tire and wheel assembly
     
    Collar nut
     
    Brake disc
     
    ABS sensor
     
    Retaining nut from the output flange and remove the drive flange hub
     



    Halfshaft from the vehicle by removing the shaft from the final drive output flange and by pressing the halfshaft out of the drive flange hub using tool Nos. 33-2-116, 201, 202 and 203
     

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  5. Press out the drive flange hub.
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  7. Pull out the seal with a suitable tool.
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  9. If the bearing inner race is damaged, pull it off of the drive flange hub with tool No. 33-3-240.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Using an appropriate bearing installer, install the wheel bearing assembly, install the seal, then insert the snapring, and install the drive flange hub.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Axle shaft seal
     
    Output shaft, using tool Nos. 33-2-115, 116 and 118
     
    Output shaft to the final drive. Torque the bolts to 61 ft. lbs. (83 Nm).
     
    Outer nut with bearing surface lightly oiled. Torque the nut to 310 ft. lbs. (420 Nm).
     
    Brake disc
     
    ABS sensor
     
    Rear tire and wheel assembly
     
    Negative battery cable

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    Fig. Halfshaft removal tools Nos. 33-2-116, 33-4-201, 201 and 203



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    Fig. Drive flange hub tool Nos. 33-2-115, 116 and 118 used for drive flange installation

     

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