BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Replacing Rear Axle Carrier

WARNING: Danger to life!

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Remove brake lines.

Remove stabilizer bar.

Version with Dynamic Drive: Disconnect control lines for oscillating motor of rear axle from rear axle carrier.

Remove actuating unit (EMF).

Remove both brake discs.

Remove ride-height sensor(s).

Rear Axle
Fig. 67: Identifying Control Lines Of Rear Axle

Remove both swinging arms on rear axle carrier.

Remove both control arms on rear axle carrier.

Remove both guide arms on rear axle carrier.

Remove both wheel carriers with output shaft, swinging arm and suspension arms.

Rear Axle
Fig. 68: Identifying Wheel Carriers With Output Shaft, Swinging Arm And Suspension Arms

Take rear axle carrier down from special tool with assistance of a 2nd person and set down on a suitable surface.

Installation:

Use previous rear axle carrier as a template for modifying or replacing small parts.

Rear Axle
Fig. 69: Identifying Rear Axle Carrier

After installation:

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