BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Wheel Bearings

REPLACING DRIVE FLANGE ON LEFT/RIGHT REAR AXLE SHAFT

Special tools required:

Remove rear wheel.

IMPORTANT: Expand turning lock sufficiently to avoid damaging thread when releasing collar nut.

Release collar nut (1), activate parking brake for this purpose.

Installation:

Replace collar nut, oil collar nut/wheel bearing contact surface only and tighten down.

No oil permitted on thread of shaft journal or collar nut.

Tightening torque.

Secure collar nut by positive peening on flat areas of output shaft.

Rear Axle
Fig. 107: Identifying Collar Nut

Remove brake disk.

Force drive flange with special tools 33 2 116 / 33 2 201, 33 2 160 , 33 4 200 and 5 wheel bolts out of wheel bearing.

NOTE: Rounded inside edge of special tool 33 2 160 must point to drive flange.

Rear Axle
Fig. 108: Identifying Special Tools (33 2 116), (33 2 201) And (33 4 200)

IMPORTANT: The wheel bearing is destroyed when the drive flange is removed and cannot be reused!

Replace wheel bearing.

Installation:

Oil drive flange lightly and attach to splines of output shaft.

Draw drive flange into wheel bearing.

After installation:

REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT WHEEL BEARING ON REAR AXLE SHAFT

IMPORTANT: Do not damage multipole impulse ring.

Rear Axle
Fig. 109: Identifying Multipole Impulse Ring

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Release screws.

Remove wheel bearing.

Installation:

Stick in screws again / replace.

Tightening torque.

Rear Axle
Fig. 110: Locating Screws

Installation:

Keep contact surface (2) of wheel bearing/wheel carrier clean and free from oil and grease.

Except when replacing: Recondition tapped holes (1).

Install new wheel bearing.

Rear Axle
Fig. 111: Identifying Tapped Holes And Contact Surface Of Wheel Bearing/Wheel Carrier

After installation:

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 Removing And Installing/Replacing RDC Wheel Electronics

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