BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Removing And Installing/Replacing Power Steering Gear

WARNING: Danger to life! Mount securing fixture for vehicle on lifting platform to prevent the vehicle from slipping off or tilting down.

Secure engine in installation position to prevent it from falling down.

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.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Carefully lower power steering gear.

Mark installation positions of pressure and return lines to power steering gear.

Release banjo bolts (1).

Disconnect pressure line (2) and return line (3) from power steering gear.

Installation:

Replace all sealing rings.

Align pressure and return lines by way of markings and tighten down banjo bolts.

Tightening torque 32 41 5AZ (pressure line).

Tightening torque 32 41 6AZ (return line).

Steering Gear With Ser
Fig. 36: Identifying Pressure And Return Line And Banjo Bolts

Release power steering gear and remove sideways between engine and front axle carriers.

Steering Gear With Ser
Fig. 37: Identifying Power Steering Gear

Replacement:

If necessary, release screws (1) and remove heat shield (2) from power steering gear.

Installation:

Tightening torque 32 00 2AZ.

Steering Gear With Ser
Fig. 38: Identifying Heat Shield And Screws

After installation:

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING ACTIVE FRONT STEERING POWER STEERING GEAR

WARNING: Danger to life! Mount securing fixture for vehicle on lifting platform to prevent the vehicle from slipping off or tilting down.

Secure engine in installation position to prevent it from falling down.

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.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Carefully lower power steering gear.

Mark installation positions of pressure and return lines to power steering gear.

Release banjo bolts (1).

Disconnect pressure line (2) and return line (3) from power steering gear.

Installation:

Replace all sealing rings.

Align pressure and return lines by way of markings and tighten down banjo bolts.

Tightening torque 32 41 5AZ (pressure line).

Tightening torque 32 41 6AZ (return line).

Steering Gear With Ser
Fig. 39: Identifying Pressure And Return Line And Banjo Bolts

Release power steering gear and remove sideways between engine and front axle carriers.

Steering Gear With Ser
Fig. 40: Identifying Power Steering Gear

Replacement:

If necessary, release screws (1) and remove heat shield (2).

Disconnect plug connections (3) and remove connecting cable (4).

Installation:

Tightening torque 32 00 2AZ.

Steering Gear With Ser
Fig. 41: Identifying Heat Shield, Plug Connection, Connecting Cable And Screws

After installation:

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