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BMW X5: Replacing Radial Seal For Drive Flange Of Front Differential

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Front Axle / Front Axle Gearbox / Replacing Radial Seal For Drive Flange Of Front Differential

Special tools required:

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Mark position of nut with respect to shaft with punch marks (arrow).

Lever out lockplate (1) with a suitable tool.

Front Axle
Fig. 107: Locating Lockplate

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Do not place special tool on threaded holes of drive flange.

Secure drive flange with special tool 23 0 020 against turning and release nut (1).

Front Axle
Fig. 108: Identifying Drive Flange Nut And Special Tool

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Mount special tool only with longer screws (M10x30) on drive flange.

Pull drive flange off drive shaft with special tool 33 1 150.

Front Axle
Fig. 109: Identifying Special Tool (33 1 150)

Lever shaft seal (1) out of front differential with a suitable screwdriver (2).

Front Axle
Fig. 110: Identifying Shaft Seal And Screwdriver

Installation:

Drive in shaft seal with special tool 31 5 130 as far as it will go.

Coat sealing lips of new shaft seal (1) with front differential oil.

Front Axle
Fig. 111: Identifying Special Tool (31 1 150)

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Do not tighten nut beyond punch marks. Otherwise the clamping sleeve will be damaged.

Clean drive flange and attach.

Tighten down nut until punch marks on nut and shaft are aligned.

Install new lockplate (1).

Front Axle
Fig. 112: Locating Lockplate

After installation:

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