BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Replacing A Guide Arm

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

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Unscrew nut (1).

Remove guide arm (2) from wheel carrier.

Installation:

Keep guide arm to wheel carrier connection clean and free from oil and grease.

Replace self-locking nut.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 91: Identifying Nut And Guide Arm

Mark position of eccentric screw (4) to rear axle carrier.

Release nut (1) and remove eccentric washer (2).

Pull out eccentric screw (4) and remove guide arm (3).

Installation:

Refit eccentric washer.

Replace self-locking nut.

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

Tighten bolt connection in normal position.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 92: Identifying Nut, Eccentric Washer, Guide Arm And Screw

After installation:

REPLACING A BALL JOINT IN LOWER STEERING KNUCKLE / WHEEL CARRIER

Special tools required:

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Reconditioning special tool: Cut highlighted area out of special tool 33 4 191 and then deburr.

Rear Axle
Fig. 93: Identifying Cutting Highlighted Area

Remove circlip (1).

Pull out ball joint with special tools 33 4 193, 33 4 191, 33 4 192 and 33 3 333. Slotted side of special tool 33 4 191 must point to wheel carrier.

Installation:

Install new circlip (1).

Rear Axle
Fig. 94: Identifying Circlip And Special Tools (33 4 193)

Draw in new ball joint (1) with special tools 33 3 333, 33 4 192 , 33 4 191 and 33 4 194 as far as it will go.

Rear Axle
Fig. 95: Identifying Ball Joint And Special Tools

After installation:

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