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BMW X5: Lowering/Raising Front Axle Carrier (Universal Lifter)

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Front Axle / Front Sub-Frame / Lowering/Raising Front Axle Carrier (Universal Lifter)

Special tools required:

WARNING: Danger to life! Mount securing fixture for vehicle on lifting platform to prevent the vehicle from slipping off or tilting down.

Secure engine in installation position to prevent it from falling down.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

IMPORTANT: Use special tool to avoid preliminary damage to ball joint in upper control arm and the necessary removal of the swivel bearing.

Press plug on left and right out of spring strut dome.

Secure swivel bearing (1) on left and right with special tool 31 4 170 in installation position.

Front Axle
Fig. 26: Identifying Swivel Bearing And Special Tool (31 4 170)

Remove underbody protection.

Remove steering gear cover at top left and right.

Remove reinforcement plate.

Remove lower control arm from spring strut holder.

Version with active steering:

Disconnect plug connection (1) and unclip line (2) from front axle carrier.

Front Axle
Fig. 27: Identifying Plug Connection And Unclip Line

Release nuts and remove screws (1) towards bottom.

Tie up power steering gear (2).

Installation:

Replace screws and nuts.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 28: Identifying Power Steering Gear And Screws

Engage special tool 31 5 250 with a 2nd person helping completely on workshop jack 00 2 030.

Insert special tools 31 5 255 in telescopic supports of a profile rail pair.

NOTE: In a profile rail pair two profile rails are connected to each by toothing.

Insert special tools 31 5 256 in telescopic supports of other profile rail pair.

Front Axle
Fig. 29: Identifying Special Tool (31 5 250) (31 5 256)

NOTE: The jacking points on the left side are shown.

Align special tools 31 2 255 and 31 2 256 to front axle carrier.

Support front axle carrier by operating workshop jack 00 2 030.

Front Axle
Fig. 30: Identifying Special Tool (31 5 256) (31 5 255)

Release screws (1, 2).

Installation:

Check threads for damage; if necessary, repair with Heli-coil thread inserts.

Tighten down first screws (1) and then screws (2).

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 31: Identifying Screws

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Follow operations must be carried out during lowering:

Lower front axle carrier.

After installation:

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