BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Adjusting Toe-In On Front Axle

NOTE: Camber and toe-in influence each other. Adjust the toe-in first in order to simplify the adjustment procedure.

Version with active front steering:

Version without active front steering:

If necessary, remove steering gear cover at top.

Move steering into straight-ahead position by means of markings on cap (1) and steering gear (2).

Align steering wheel and secure with steering wheel arrester.

Electronic Chassis Alignment
Fig. 24: Identifying Steering Gear And Cap

Clean thread on tie rod.

Slacken clamping nut (2), gripping tie rod end (1) in the process.

Remove clamp (4).

Turn tie rod (3) to adjust toe-in to specified value.

Version with active front steering: Check cumulative steering angle; if necessary, set to "zero".

Check toe values, repeat adjustment if necessary.

Tighten down clamping nut (2).

Tightening torque 32 21 2AZ.

Fit clamp (4).

Electronic Chassis Alignment
Fig. 25: Identifying Clamping Nut, Gripping Tie Rod End And Clamp

After installation:


NOTE: A camber change always means a toe change as well. The camber must therefore be adjusted first.

NOTE: Vehicles with reversing cameras only:

Adjusting camber:

Replace nut (2) prior to adjustment and tighten to 5 Nm.

Turn eccentric bolt (1) to adjust camber to setpoint value.

Tighten nut (2).

Tightening torque 33 32 2AZ.

Electronic Chassis Alignment
Fig. 26: Turning Eccentric Bolt

Adjusting toe:

Replace nut (2) prior to adjustment and tighten to 5 Nm.

Turn eccentric bolt (1) to adjust toe to specified value.

Tighten nut (2).

Tightening torque 33 32 5AZ.

Electronic Chassis Alignment
Fig. 27: Turning Eccentric Bolt


NOTE: Adjustment of the active front steering must be carried out:

Connect vehicle to BMW diagnosis system.

Select and carry out initial operation/adjustment for active front steering under Service functions.


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