BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Overview (Inserted Propeller Shaft)

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 1: Overview Of Inserted Propeller Shaft

  1. Complete propeller shaft
  2. Flexible disc
  3. Centering mount
  4. Centre mount

REMOVING AND INSTALLING PROPELLER SHAFT (INSERTED) COMPLETELY

Special tools required:

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screws.

Installation:

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 2: Locating Mounting Bolts

Installation:

Check centring mount.

If necessary, replace damaged centring mount.

Grease centring mount.

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 3: Locating Centering Mount

Installation:

Tighten down screws/bolts to specified torque.

Secure special tool angle of rotation 00 9 120 with magnet 00 9 130 to underbody and continue bolting according to angle of rotation.

Tightening torque 26 11 1AZ.

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 4: Identifying Special Tool (00 9 120 And 00 9 130)

Slacken screws (1) Tightening torque 26 11 6AZ.

Using a suitable tool (2), secure propeller shaft at centre universal joint against turning.

Remove screws of centre mount fully only after opening insert nut.

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 5: Identifying Screws

Release insert nut against direction of travel in clockwise direction with special tools 33 5 040.

Tightening torque 26 11 15AZ.

IMPORTANT: The bihexagonal flange nut must not be used for bracing.

Failure to comply with this instruction may result in serious damage to the rear differential.

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 6: Identifying Special Tool (33 5 040 And 33 5 070)

Remove retaining clip (1) and seal (2).

Installation:

Retaining clip and seal must be replaced.

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 7: Identifying Retaining Clip And Seal

Remove insert nut (1).

Installation:

Insert nut must be replaced.

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 8: Identifying Nut

Before installing propeller shaft:

Clean insert collar (1) on flange nut and spline teeth on bevel pinion (2).

Fill insert collar (1) with grease.

Grease: BMW Service Operating Fluids.

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 9: Identifying Collar And Spline Teeth On Bevel Pinion

Clean thread (1) of joint hub to remove adhesive residues.

Clean hub teeth (2), then coat with grease.

Grease: BMW Service Operating Fluids.

IMPORTANT: Thread of joint hub must not be fouled with grease.

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 10: Identifying Thread And Hub Teeth

Place insert nut (1) with seal in insert collar of flange nut.

Install retaining clip (2).

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 11: Identifying Nut And Retaining Clip

IMPORTANT: Adhere without fail to installation and screw-fastening sequence.

Installation sequence:

  1. Join propeller shaft to transmission
  2. Join propeller shaft to rear differential
  3. Join centre mount

Screw-fastening sequence:

  1. Insert nut
  2. Flexible disc to transmission
  3. Centre mount

Slide propeller shaft (1) as far as it will go onto insert nut and secure.

Secure propeller shaft at centre universal joint against turning with a tire iron.

IMPORTANT: The bihexagonal flange nut (2) must not be used for bracing.

Failure to comply with this instruction may result in serious damage to the rear differential.

Insert nut must be screwed into place within 5 minutes.

Tightening torque 26 11 15AZ.

Propeller Shaft Assembly
Fig. 12: Identifying Propeller Shaft And Flange Nut

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