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BMW X5: Removing And Installing/Replacing Top Left Control Arm

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2022 Service & Repair Manual / Front Axle / Struts W. Rubber Mounts / Removing And Installing/Replacing Top Left Control Arm

Special tools required:

WARNING: Danger to life! Secure engine in installation position to prevent it from falling down.

NOTE: Control arms with + or - marking (see illustration) are camber correction arms:

- Underdimension variant

+ Overdimension variant

These camber correction arms are used to correct the camber values by 30 minutes. To be used only if the tolerance values are exceeded or undershot! An unmarked control arm is a standard part.

Front Axle
Fig. 32: Identifying Underdimension And Overdimension Variant Marking On Control Arms

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Unscrew nuts (1).

Installation:

Replace self-locking nuts.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 33: Identifying Nuts

Unscrew nut (1).

Remove jointed rod (2) from upper control arm (3).

Installation:

Replace self-locking nut.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 34: Identifying Jointed Rod, Upper Control Arm And Nut

Secure special tool 31 5 220 to drive flange with wheel studs.

Support swivel bearing with special tool 31 5 220 and workshop jack.

Front Axle
Fig. 35: Identifying Special Tool (31 5 220)

Unfasten nut (1) and remove screw (2).

Installation:

Keep control arm to swivel bearing connection clean and free from oil and grease.

Note insertion direction of screw.

Screw must rest correctly in groove of ball stud.

Replace self-locking nut.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 36: Identifying Screw And Nut

Release nuts of screws (1).

Remove screws (1); if necessary, lower/raise swivel bearing and spring strut using workshop jack.

Remove control arm (2) from swivel bearing.

Installation:

Replace screws and nuts.

Tighten screw connection in normal position.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 37: Identifying Control Arm And Screws

After installation:

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