BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Output Shafts

PRESSING OUTPUT SHAFT OUT OF DRIVE FLANGE AND DRAWING IN (OUTPUT SHAFT REMOVED FROM REAR DIFFERENTIAL)

Special tools required:

WARNING: Risk of injury! It is not permitted to use the impact screwdriver to press out and draw in the output shaft.

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage!

To avoid damaging the output shaft and adjoining parts, it is essential during the pressing-out process to repeatedly check and if necessary correct the position of the output shaft

IMPORTANT: To avoid damaging the dust sleeve, use special tool 33 2 160 to press out and draw in the output shaft after removing the brake disk.

NOTE: Rounded inside edge of special tool 33 2 160 must point to drive flange.

Output Shafts

Fig. 51: Identifying Special Tool (33 2 160)

Special tool 33 2 200:

Secure output shaft against falling out.

Screw on special tool 33 2 203 , 33 2 207 and 33 2 201 with all wheel studs to drive flange.

Press output shaft out of drive flange; in so doing, grip basic body 33 2 201 with special tools 33 2 202 and 33 5 070.

Rear Axle
Fig. 52: Identifying Special Tools (33 2 203), (33 2 207) And (33 2 201)

IMPORTANT: No oil permitted on shaft journal thread!

Lightly oil spline teeth of output shaft.

Insert output shaft into drive flange.

Screw special tool 33 2 205 / 33 2 206 onto output shaft.

Rear Axle
Fig. 53: Identifying Special Tools (33 2 205) And (33 2 206)

Mount special tool 33 2 201 with three wheel studs to drive flange.

Draw in output shaft with special tool 33 2 205 up to stop; in so doing, grip basic body 33 2 201 with special tools 33 2 202 and 33 5 070.

Rear Axle
Fig. 54: Identifying Special Tools (33 2 201), (33 2 205) And (33 5 070)

Special tool 33 2 100:

Secure output shaft against falling out.

Screw on special tool 33 2 111 , 33 2 117 and 33 2 116 with all wheel studs to drive flange.

Press output shaft out of drive flange; in so doing, grip basic body 33 2 116 with special tools 33 2 202 and 33 5 070.

Rear Axle
Fig. 55: Identifying Special Tools (33 2 111), (33 2 117) And (33 2 116)

IMPORTANT: No oil permitted on shaft journal thread!

Lightly oil spline teeth of output shaft.

Insert output shaft into drive flange.

Screw special tool 33 2 118 / 33 2 119 onto output shaft.

Rear Axle
Fig. 56: Identifying Special Tools (33 2 116) And (33 2 119)

Mount special tool 33 2 116 with three wheel studs to drive flange.

Draw in output shaft with special tool 33 2 115 up to stop; in so doing, grip basic body 33 2 116 with special tools 33 2 202 and 33 5 070.

Rear Axle
Fig. 57: Identifying Special Tools (33 2 116), (33 2 115) And (33 5 070)

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT OUTPUT SHAFT

Remove rear wheel.

IMPORTANT: Expand turning lock sufficiently to avoid damaging thread when releasing collar nut.

Release collar nut (1), activate parking brake for this purpose.

Installation:

Replace collar nut, oil collar nut/wheel bearing contact surface only and tighten down.

No oil permitted on thread of shaft journal or collar nut.

Tightening torque.

Secure collar nut by positive peening on flat areas of output shaft.

Rear Axle
Fig. 58: Identifying Collar Nut

Remove rear axle differential.

IMPORTANT: Secure output shaft against falling out.

Do not damage dust covers (1, 2) when setting down output shaft.

Press output shaft out of drive flange and remove towards center of vehicle.

Rear Axle
Fig. 59: Identifying Dust Covers

After installation:

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