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

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Front Axle / Struts W. Rubber Mounts / Removing And Installing / Replacing Top Right Control Arm

WARNING: Danger to life! Mount securing fixture for vehicle on lifting platform to prevent the vehicle from slipping off or tilting 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. 38: Identifying Underdimension And Overdimension Variant Marking On Control Arms

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release bolts (1).

Remove auxiliary part (2).

Installation:

When installing, make wiring harness penetration (3) is in correct position.

Front Axle
Fig. 39: Identifying Auxiliary Part, Wiring Harness Penetration And Bolts

Further procedure is identical to REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING TOP LEFT CONTROL ARM.

Special tools required:

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

NOTE: If the lower control arm is detached from the front axle carrier, it is necessary after reinstallation to carry out a wheel/chassis alignment check.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

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. 40: Identifying Special Tool (31 5 220)

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

Installation:

Replace screw and nut.

Note insertion direction of screw.

Tighten bolt connection in normal position.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 41: Identifying Nut And Screw

Unscrew nut (1).

Remove screw (2) and remove control arm (3) from front axle carrier.

Installation:

Note insertion direction of screw.

Replace self-locking nut.

Tighten screw connection in normal position.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 42: Identifying Control Arm, Nut And Screw

IMPORTANT: Do not release control arm from swivel bearing with impact tool.

Make sure special tool rests correctly on steel bushing of swivel bearing. The swivel bearing must be removed if the steel bushing moves.

Rubber gaiter of control arm must not be damaged! Do not pull stainless steel ring off journal.

Slacken nut (1) two to three thread turns.

If necessary, replace lower section 31 2 242 with lower section 31 2 247.

Press control arm (2) with special tool 31 2 240 off swivel bearing.

Unscrew nut (1) and remove control arm (2) from swivel bearing.

Installation:

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

Replace self-locking nut.

Tightening torque.

Front Axle
Fig. 43: Identifying Control Arm, Nut And Special Tool (31 2 247)

After installation:

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