BMW X5 2000-05

Removal & Installation

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Tie Rod



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheel.
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  5. Remove the self-locking nut and force the tie rod-end the steering knuckle using Special Tool 32-3-090.

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    Fig. Use Special Tool 32-3-090 or equivalent puller to remove the tie-rod end from the steering knuckle.

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  7. Measure the distance (A) shown in the illustration as a reference for installation.
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  9. Release the clamping nut and screw off the tie-rod end.

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    Fig. Release the clamping nut (1) to remove the tie-rod end.

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To install:

  1. Mount the clamping ring if removed.
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  3. Screw in the tie-rod end in to the distance measured in the removal step.
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  5. Tighten the clamping ring to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
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  7. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
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