BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Centre Console Assembly

REPLACING CENTRE MOUNT GAITER

Necessary prelim2222inary tasks:

NOTE: The propeller shaft is balanced. The front and rear propeller shafts must be reassembled in the same position.

Detach gaiter (1) from groove (2).

Mark front propeller shaft (3) and rear propeller shaft (4) in one plane.

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 22: Identifying Gaiter, Groove, Front Propeller Shaft And Rear Propeller Shaft

Pull propeller shaft apart.

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 23: Pulling Propeller Shaft

Installation:

If necessary, insert new clamping ring (1) into front propeller shaft (2).

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 24: Identifying Clamping Ring And Front Propeller Shaft

Release gaiter (1) with screwdriver from groove (2) and pull off over longitudinal splines.

Installation:

Apply an even coating of grease to longitudinal splines on shaft.

Grease, refer to BMW Service Operating Fluids.

Observe markings and force front propeller shaft onto longitudinal splines (markings must be flush).

Push gaiter (1) during installation into groove (2) and make sure it is firmly seated.

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 25: Identifying Gaiter And Groove

REPLACING COMPLETE PROPELLER SHAFT CENTRE MOUNT

Special tools required:

Necessary preliminary tasks:

NOTE: The propeller shaft is balanced. The front and rear propeller shafts must be reassembled in the same position.

Detach gaiter (1) from groove (2).

Mark front propeller shaft (3) and rear propeller shaft (4) in one plane.

Installation:

Make sure gaiter (1) is securely seated in groove (2).

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 26: Identifying Gaiter, Groove, Front Propeller Shaft And Rear Propeller Shaft

Pull propeller shaft apart.

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 27: Pulling Propeller Shaft

Installation:

If necessary, insert new clamping ring (1) into front propeller shaft (2).

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 28: Identifying Clamping Ring And Front Propeller Shaft

Release gaiter (1) with screwdriver from groove (2) and pull off over longitudinal splines.

Installation:

Apply a coating of grease to longitudinal splines on shaft.

Push gaiter (1) during installation into groove (2) and make sure it is firmly seated.

Observe markings and force front propeller shaft onto longitudinal splines (markings must be flush).

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 29: Identifying Gaiter And Groove

Install special tool 00 7 500 00 7 500 UNIVERSAL PULLER KUKKO 17/K between centre mount (1) and universal joint (2).

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 30: Identifying Special Tool (00 7 500), Center Bearing And Universal Joint

Using a hydraulic press, force centre mount (1) off propeller shaft (2).

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 31: Removing Centre Mount Off Propeller Shaft

Force new centre mount (1) onto propeller shaft. Collar (2) must point in direction of travel towards front propeller shaft. Drive centre mount firmly home with special tool 23 1 160 27 1 460 DRIFT.

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 32: Installing Centre Mount Onto Propeller Shaft With Special Tools

REPLACING GROOVED BALL BEARING IN CENTRE MOUNT OF PROPELLER SHAFT

Special tools required:

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Press grooved ball bearing using special tool 23 1 160 27 1 460 DRIFT out of centre mount (1).

NOTE: Illustration shows E46.

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 33: Pressing Grooved Ball Bearing Out Of Centre Mount With Special Tool

Coat rubber-coated bearing seat of centre mount (2) with Circolight.

Circolight Using special tools 33 3 202 / 33 3 203, press new grooved ball bearing (1) into centre mount (2).

NOTE: Illustration shows E46.

Centre Console Assembly
Fig. 34: Pressing Grooved Ball Bearing Into Centre Mount With Special Tool

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