BMW X5 2000-05

Halfshaft

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Removal & Installation



  1. 3.0L, 4.4L (M62) and 4.6L models: Remove the exhaust system.
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  3. 4.4L (N62) and 4.8L models: Remove the center muffler.
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  5. Remove the rear heat shield.
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  7. Remove the driveshaft mounting nuts at the transmission side.
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  9. Remove the mounting nuts at the pinion side.
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  11. With a suitable pry tool, press the CV joint off the input flange of the differential.
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  13. Support the driveshaft center mount, and loosen the center bearing mounting nuts.
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  15. Bend the driveshaft downwards on the center bearing. Slide the driveshaft off the output flange off the transmission, then remove the CV-joint from the differential.
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  17. Installation is reverse order of removal. Replace all self-locking nuts with new ones.

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    Fig. Pry the CV-joint off the input flange of the differential



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    Fig. Bend the driveshaft down on the center bearing to remove

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