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

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

Special tools required:

WARNING: Danger to life!

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Version with ride-height control:

Deactivate and drain air spring/suspension system.

IMPORTANT: Do not use any tools to remove the lower section of the air spring (1).

Tilt lower section of air spring (1) by hand towards front/side.


Press lower section of air spring (1) by hand into wheel carrier until it can be seen and heard to snap into place.

Rear Axle
Fig. 76: Removing Lower Section Of Air Spring

Press clutch pedal down to floor and secure with pedal support.

IMPORTANT: To prevent brake fluid from escaping from the expansion tank when the brake lines are opened, do not remove the pedal support until the brake lines have been reconnected.

Rear Axle
Fig. 77: Locating Brake Pedal Support Knob

Position an oil tray underneath to catch brake fluid.

Release banjo bolts (1), gripping brake hoses (2) at square head in the process.

Disconnect brake hoses (2) and seal off with plugs.


Make sure brake hose is laid without tension and with sufficient spacing to adjoining components.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 78: Identifying Banjo Bolts And Brake Hoses

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

Insert special tools 31 5 253 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.

Rear Axle
Fig. 79: Identifying Special Tools (31 5 250) And (00 2 030)

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

Align special tool 31 5 256 to opening in rear axle carrier.

Align special tools 31 5 253 to cross-member arms on rear axle carrier.

Rear Axle
Fig. 80: Identifying Special Tools (31 5 253) And (31 5 256)

Version with Dynamic Drive:

Remove underbody panelling (rear section).

IMPORTANT: Pay attention to control lines (2) when lowering and raising. Hydraulic lines must not be kinked/tensioned/bent!

1 = Banjo bolts

Rear Axle
Fig. 81: Identifying Banjo Bolts And Control Lines

IMPORTANT: Lower rear axle carrier only until such stage that the rubber mounts can be changed.

Remove front and rear compression struts and carefully lower rear axle carrier approx. 50 mm.

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!


 Control Arms And Strut

 Removing And Installing/Replacing Left Or Right Push Rod/Integral Link

NOTE: If the integral link is detached from the wheel carrier or swinging arm, it is necessary after reinstallation to carry out a wheel/chassis alignment check. Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove

 Replacing One Upper Control Arm

NOTE: If the control arm is detached from the rear axle carrier, it is necessary after reinstallation to carry out a wheel/chassis alignment check. Necessary preliminary tasks: Remove rear wheel.


 Cleaning Evaporator

Special tools required: 64 1 300 WARNING: When handling cleaning agent, observe following protection measures: Wear protective rubber gloves and protective goggles. If cleaning agent comes into contact with eyes or skin, wash immediately with lots of water. IMPORTANT: To avoid dirtying vehicle

 USB connection

General information The following mobile devices can be connected to the USB port: Mobile phones. Audio devices such as MP3 players. USB storage devices. Common file systems are supported. FAT32 and exFAT are the recommended formats. A connected USB device will be supplied with charge current

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