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BMW X5: KDS Chassis/Wheel Alignment Check With Ride-Height Measurement Without Load

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Steering And Wheel Alignment / Electronic Chassis Alignment / KDS Chassis/Wheel Alignment Check With Ride-Height Measurement Without Load

IMPORTANT: Do not carry out chassis/wheel alignment without load:

  1. If the technical preconditions for alignment with ride height input are not in place
  2. If, in spite of repairs having been carried out, the car's ride height between the left and right sides is still outside the tolerance
  3. If the vehicles in question have been involved in an accident


  • Read and comply with General information and definitions.
  • Read and comply with General chassis definition.


  • Check compliance with test conditions , bring vehicle to a stop if necessary.
  • If the ride height is outside the tolerance range (+40/ -20 mm), the vehicle must be loaded and measured/aligned in the design position.
  • Calibrate reversing camera (RFK) after chassis/wheel alignment.

NOTE: The front and rear wheels must be positioned centrally on the rotary and sliding plates.

Electronic Chassis Alignment
Fig. 20: Identifying Rotary And Sliding Plates

NOTE: When using quick-clamping units, perform RIM RUNOUT COMPENSATION after installing the pickups.

Electronic Chassis Alignment
Fig. 21: Attaching Quick-Clamping Holder/Quick-Clamping Unit To Front Wheel

Electronic Chassis Alignment
Fig. 22: Identifying Spoiler Adapter

Electronic Chassis Alignment
Fig. 23: Locating Brake Tensioner


 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: Align steering wheel. Set cumulative steeri

 Rear Axle: Wheel/Chassis Alignment Check Must Be Carried Out After The Following Work

Fig. 28: Identifying Rear Axle Components A wheel/chassis alignment check must be carried out after the following work: Release of following screw/bolt connections: Swinging arm, front/rear, to r

 Mechanical Steering Gear

INFORMATION ON REPLACING STEERING GEAR AFTER ACCIDENT DAMAGE Facts: In the event of accidents or driving conditions similar to accidents, shocklike loads can cause different types of damage to steeri


 Checking Front And Rear Wheel For Face And Radial Runout

Special tools required: 36 1 030 Necessary preliminary tasks: Check wheel bearings Lift vehicle. Check wheel with special tool 36 1 030 (measuring fixture) for lateral runout. If applicable, remove balance weights. Check lateral runout of rim with special tool 36 1 030 (measuring fixture).

 Use Of Materials In Outer Shell

The following illustration is a schematic representation of all the body variants. Fig. 20: Identifying Materials In Outer Shell All components not listed in the table below are composed of established sheet steel qualities. COMPONENTS MATERIALS SPECIFICATION VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, GENE

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