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BMW X5: Removing And Installing / Replacing A Steering Knuckle / Wheel Carrier

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Rear Axle / Control Arms And Strut / Removing And Installing / Replacing A Steering Knuckle / Wheel Carrier

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. 96: Identifying Collar Nut

Remove expander lock for handbrake shoes.

Remove handbrake Bowden cable from wheel carrier.

Remove wheel bearing (do not pull out drive flange).

Remove pulse generator from wheel carrier.

Tension rear coil spring and leave on vehicle at rear.

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.

Installation:

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. 97: Removing Lower Section Of Air Spring

IMPORTANT: Secure wheel carrier against falling out.

Remove integral link.

Remove guide arm from wheel carrier. Remove upper control arm from wheel carrier. Remove wheel carrier.

Rear Axle
Fig. 98: Identifying Wheel Carrier

Replacement:

Modify brake carrier/brake guard plate.

IMPORTANT: Make sure spring pad is correctly installed in order to prevent the coil spring from jumping out.

Modify lower spring pad (1). To do so, lever out upper section (2) with a suitable tool.

Rear Axle
Fig. 99: Identifying Lower Spring Pad And Upper Section

After installation:

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