BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Removing And Installing/Replacing Front Active Stabilizer

WARNING: Danger of poisoning if oil is ingested/absorbed through the skin! Risk of injury if oil comes into contact with eyes and skin! IMPORTANT: Adhere to the utmost cleanliness. Do not allow any dirt to enter the hydraulic system.

Close off pipe connections with plugs.

NOTE: A film of grease on the anti-friction bearing in no way impairs the operational capability of the stabilizer.

In a warranty case you must always provide a fault memory printout, even where there is no fault memory entry, with the defective part.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Remove radiator box from engine carrier, extend out, press upwards and support with workshop jack.


Check rubber mounting of radiator box for correct seating.

Front Control And Suspension
Fig. 24: Identifying Rubber Mounting Of Radiator Box

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! First adjust minimum distance (A) = 3 mm between control line (1) and oscillating motor (2).

Then adjust control line (3) with minimum distance (B) = 8 mm to control line (1).

Front Control And Suspension
Fig. 25: Identifying Control Line And Oscillating Motor

Mark installation position of control lines to oscillating motor.

Release banjo nuts (1) and remove control lines (2) from oscillating motor.

Seal control lines (2) and connections of oscillating motor with sealing plugs.


Carry over identification to new component.

Control lines are protected against being mixed up by different thread diameters on the oscillating motor connection.

Tightening torque, see 37 14 18AZ in 37 14 ELECTRIC COMPONENTS

Remove both protective caps (of red rubber with pull band).

Front Control And Suspension
Fig. 26: Identifying Banjo Nuts And Control Line

Release screws (1).

Tightening torque, see 37 14 20AZ in 37 14 ELECTRIC COMPONENTS

Remove both control lines (2) from upper retaining brackets and tie up.

Remove upper retaining brackets.

Remove stabilizer (3) with rubber mounts from lower retaining brackets.

Replacement: Remove both rubber mounts from stabilizer.

Front Control And Suspension
Fig. 27: Identifying Upper Retaining Brackets And Stabilizer

IMPORTANT: Rubber lips (1) must be correctly situated between retaining brackets!


Check anti-friction bearing (2) for damage; if necessary, replace stabilizer (observe note at start of repair instruction).

Keep contact face for rubber mount on anti-friction bearing clean and free from oil and grease.

Check rubber mount for damage, replace if necessary.

Front Control And Suspension
Fig. 28: Identifying Rubber Lips And Anti-Friction Bearing

IMPORTANT: To remove the risk of mix-up after removal of the control lines at the holders, observe the following:

Front Control And Suspension
Fig. 29: Identifying Stud Bolt

After installation:


 Rear Control Suspension

 Checking Air Springs For Damage

NOTE: If a vehicle has been driven with depressurized air springs, the air springs must always be replaced. Lift vehicle. Air spring is OK: when the gaiter cannot be pressed in by hand when no vis

 Replacing Upper Vent Line For Air Supply Unit

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Extreme cleanliness must be ensured in the connection area of the vent lines during removal and installation. Even the smallest of dirt particles can cause leakage in the ai


 AGM Battery

Fig. 151: Identifying AGM Battery Introduction In September 2002 so-called VRLA batteries, better known as AGM batteries , were introduced. (VRLA stands for Valve Regulated Lead Acid, i.e. lead acid battery with pressure relief valve; AGM stands for A bsorbent G lass M at, i.e. absorbent glass f

 Engine oil

General information The engine oil consumption is dependent on your driving style and driving conditions. Therefore, regularly check the engine oil level after refueling by taking a detailed measurement. The engine oil consumption can increase in the following situations, for instance: Sporty dr

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