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BMW X5: Removing And Installing/Replacing Left Or Right Push Rod/Integral Link

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Rear Axle / 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:

Release nut (1) and remove screw.

Release screw (2) and remove integral link (3).

Installation:

Replace self-locking nut.

First install swinging arm hand-tight, then tighten down screw (2).

Tighten screw/bolt connections in normal position.

Tighten bolt and nut.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 82: Identifying Nut, Screw And Integral Link

After installation:

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT SWINGING ARM

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

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release expansion rivets (1).

Remove cover (2) from rear axle carrier.

Mark position of eccentric screw (3) to rear axle carrier.

Installation:

Replace faulty expander rivets.

Make sure cover is correctly positioned.

Rear Axle
Fig. 83: Identifying Expansion Rivets, Cover And Eccentric Screw

Unscrew nut (1).

Remove jointed rod (2) from swinging arm.

Installation:

Sensor lever (3) must point from ride-height sensor to respective rear wheel.

Replace self-locking nut.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 84: Identifying Nut, Jointed Rod And Sensor Lever

Support wheel carrier with workshop jack.

Release nuts (1, 2) and remove screw (3).

Remove rear shock absorber from swinging arm.

Rear Axle
Fig. 85: Identifying Nuts And Screw

Unscrew nut (1).

Remove bolt (2) towards rear.

Installation:

Replace self-locking nut.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 86: Identifying Nut And Bolt

Release nut (1), remove eccentric washer (2) and pull out eccentric screw (3) towards front.

Installation:

Note insertion direction of eccentric screw.

Align eccentric screw by means of marking to rear axle carrier.

Refit eccentric washer.

Replace self-locking nut.

Tighten bolt connection in normal position.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 87: Identifying Nut, Eccentric Washer, Eccentric Screw And Locking Nut

Release screw (4) and remove locking nut (5).

Installation:

Replace locking nut.

Tighten bolt connection in normal position.

Tightening torque.

After installation:

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