BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Axle Mounting

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING FRONT COMPRESSION STRUT

IMPORTANT: Observe safety when raising the vehicle.

Driving without compression struts is not permitted!

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screws (1).

Release screw (3).

Tightening torque. Release screw (2) and remove compression strut (4).

Secure rear axle carrier by inserting screw (2).

Installation:

Check threads for damage; if necessary, repair with Helicoil thread inserts.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 102: Identifying Screws And Compression Strut

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING REAR COMPRESSION STRUT

IMPORTANT: Observe safety when raising the vehicle.

Driving without compression struts is not permitted!

Release screw (1).

Release screw (3) and remove compression strut (2).

Secure rear axle carrier by inserting screw (3).

Installation:

Check threads for damage; if necessary, repair with Helicoil thread inserts.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 103: Identifying Screws And Compression Strut

REPLACING ALL RUBBER MOUNTS FOR REAR AXLE CARRIER

Special tools required:

WARNING: Danger to life!

Necessary preliminary tasks:

WARNING: Danger of explosion! Do not point air jet from hot air blower at fuel tank!

Withdraw rubber mount using special tools 33 4 140, 33 4 155 , 33 4 156 and 33 5 171 from rear axle carrier sleeve.

NOTE: Make sure special tool 33 5 171 is correctly positioned in relation to rubber mount.

Make sure special tool 33 4 140 is correctly supported on rear axle carrier sleeve.

Using a hot air blower, heat bearing bushing at max. 600ºC outlet temperature for approx. 2 minutes.

Rear Axle
Fig. 104: Identifying Special Tools (33 4 140), (33 4 155) And (33 5 171)

IMPORTANT: Applicable to front rubber mount: Notch (1) must point to vehicle longitudinal axis and round rubber mount opening (2) must point downwards.

Applicable to rear rubber mount: Notch (1) must point outwards from vehicle longitudinal axis and round rubber mount opening (2) must point downwards.

Coat rubber mount (3) with Circo Light.

Rear Axle
Fig. 105: Identifying Notch, Round Rubber Mount Opening And Rubber Mount

Draw in rubber mount (1) with special tools 33 5 173, 33 5 172 , 33 4 155 and 33 4 156 as far as it will go into rear axle carrier sleeve.

Rear Axle
Fig. 106: Identifying Rubber Mount And Special Tools (33 5 173), (33 5 172)

After installation:

IMPORTANT: If the pedal support is removed or slips before the brake lines are connected, it will be necessary to bleed the brake system at front and rear!

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 Wheel Bearings

REPLACING DRIVE FLANGE ON LEFT/RIGHT REAR AXLE SHAFT Special tools required: 33 2 116 33 2 160 33 2 201 33 4 200 Remove rear wheel. IMPORTANT: Expand turning lock sufficiently to avoid damaging

 Shock Absorber

 Information On Replacing Shock Absorbers

Facts: When a shock absorber is faulty on one side (leaking, noises, limit values exceeded on the shock tester), often both shock absorbers on the axle in question are replaced. E32, E34, E38, E39:

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 Removing And Installing/Replacing Car Communication Computer

IMPORTANT: Read and comply with notes on protection against electrostatic damage (ESD protection). NOTE: Comply with notes and instructions on handling optical waveguides. Necessary preliminary tasks: Disconnect battery negative lead. Remove middle trim for instrument panel. Release screws (1

 WLAN connection

General information For certain applications, such as apps, the data exchange between smartphone and vehicle occurs via WLAN. Functional requirements Standby state is switched on. Compatible device with activated WLAN interface. Activate WLAN in the vehicle 1. "COM". 2. "Mobile devices". 3. Ti

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