BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Replacing One Upper Control Arm

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

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Shown on vehicle at rear right: Remove holders (1) from control arm.

Installation:

Replace faulty holder.

2 = Lead for pulse generator

3 = Only on right side: lead for brake pad sensor

Rear Axle
Fig. 88: Identifying Holders And Lead For Pulse Generator

Unscrew nut (1).

Remove control arm (2) from wheel carrier.

Installation:

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

Replace self-locking nut.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 89: Identifying Nut And Control Arm

Unscrew nut (1).

Release bolt (2) and remove control arm (3).

Installation:

Note insertion direction of bolt.

Replace self-locking nut.

Tighten bolt connection in normal position.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 90: Identifying Nut, Bolt And Control Arm

After installation:

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