BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Front Axle Overview

Front Axle
Fig. 3: Front Axle Overview

  1. Overview of front differential/output shafts
  2. Front axle support
  3. Stabiliser
  4. Tension strut / rubber mount
  5. Stabilizer link
  6. Layout of spring strut shock absorber
  7. Reinforcement plate
  8. Upper control arm
  9. Swivel bearing
  10. Wheel bearing
  11. Spring strut holder
  12. Lower control arm / rubber
  13. Adjustment work
  14. Testing
  15. Troubleshooting

Front Axle
Fig. 4: Layout Of Spring Strut Shock Absorber

  1. Spring strut shock absorber
  2. Lower spring pad
  3. Coil spring
  4. Auxiliary damper
  5. Upper spring pad
  6. Support bearing lower section
  7. Support bearing upper section
  8. Joint seat
  9. Support bearing flange
  10. Support pot
  11. Protective tube

OVERVIEW OF FRONT DIFFERENTIAL/OUTPUT SHAFTS

Front Axle
Fig. 5: Overview Of Front Differential/Output Shafts

  1. Output shaft / gaiters
  2. Front differential
  3. Bearing block
  4. Vent pipe

FRONT AXLE + STEERING: WHEEL/CHASSIS ALIGNMENT CHECK MUST BE CARRIED OUT AFTER THE FOLLOWING WORK

Front Axle
Fig. 6: Identifying Front Axle Components

A wheel/chassis alignment check must be carried out after the following work.

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 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. Consequence: This is

 Mount Securing Fixture For Vehicle On Lifting Platform

Special tools required: 00 2 261 00 2 262 WARNING: Danger to life! Mount securing fixture for vehicle on lifting platform to prevent the vehicle from slipping off or tilting down. WARNING: Observe

 Front Axle Suspension

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING REINFORCEMENT PLATE IMPORTANT: Observe safety when raising the vehicle. Driving without reinforcement plate is not permitted! Release bolts (1) for assembly undersid

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 Refrigeration Oil

OIL USED IN FREON-CHARGED SYSTEMS A mineral-based oil is used. The oil level in the compressor must be checked before filling an air conditioner with refrigerant. It can be checked only if the system is without refrigerant. Always check the oil level each time a new system is filled with Freon R12

 Spring With Suspension

REPLACING FRONT LEFT OR RIGHT SPRING STRUT SUPPORT BEARING Special tools required: 31 3 341 31 3 351 31 3 353 WARNING: Observe the following instructions to avoid any risk of injury by the coil springs. Prior to each use, check the special tools for defects, modifications and operational

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