Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 i

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake discs / front brake rotors on BMW X5 (E53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 16
HEX bit no.H7.
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Impact screwdriver
Tap wrench
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Brake Discs for X5 (E53) and other BMW models
How to change Brake Disc on BMW E53 3.0 d – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Brake Disc
How to change Brake Disc on BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 i – tips for proper car maintenance
BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 i
Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. Professionals recommend:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car BMW X5 E53 in complete set for each axis. Regardless of the state of components. This will ensure even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both brake disks on the same axle.
  • When changing the brake discs, always replace the brake pads.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – BMW X5 E53.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Brake Discs on BMW E53 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d 2001 Brake Discs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Remove the rubber strip.
  3. BMW E53 3.0 i 2002 Brake Discs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Remove the protective cover.
  4. Changing Brake Discs on BMW X5 (E53) 4.6 is 2003 by yourself
    Step 4
    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  5. How to remove BMW X5 4.8 is 2004 Brake Discs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  6. How to replace Brake Discs on BMW X5 (E53) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Discs replacement on BMW E53 3.0 i 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  8. Need to know how to renew Brake Discs on BMW X5 ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 8
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  9. Changing of Brake Discs on BMW E53 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Remove the wheel.
  10. BMW X5 4.6 is Brake Discs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
  11. Replacing Brake Discs on BMW E53 2002 3.0 d by yourself
    Step 11
    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  12. X5 (E53) 4.8 is 2003 Brake Discs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use HEX No.H7.Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. How to change Brake Discs on BMW X5 (E53) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring.Use a crowbar.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E53 2005 4.8 is Brake Discs
    Step 14
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur.
  15. DIY replacement of Brake Discs on BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Remove the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
  16. How to change Brake Discs on BMW E53 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  17. How to replace BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d 2001 Brake Discs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening.Use a drive socket #16.Use a tap wrench.Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. BMW E53 3.0 i 2002 Brake Discs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Remove the caliper bracket.
  19. Changing Brake Discs on BMW X5 (E53) 4.6 is 2003 by yourself
    Step 19
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  20. How to remove BMW X5 4.8 is 2004 Brake Discs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Unscrew the brake disc fastening.Use Torx T30.Use an impact screwdriver.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. Tip:
    If necessary, use a rubber mallet.
  21. How to replace Brake Discs on BMW X5 (E53) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Remove the brake disc.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Discs replacement on BMW E53 3.0 i 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Clean the hub.Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  23. Need to know how to renew Brake Discs on BMW X5 ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Install the brake disc.
  24. Changing of Brake Discs on BMW E53 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Tighten the brake disc fastening.Use Torx T30.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 9 Nm torque.
  25. BMW X5 4.6 is Brake Discs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Install the brake caliper bracket.
  26. Replacing Brake Discs on BMW E53 2002 3.0 d by yourself
    Step 26
    Tighten the brake caliper bracket.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 85 Nm torque.
  27. X5 (E53) 4.8 is 2003 Brake Discs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Press in the brake caliper piston.Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  28. How to change Brake Discs on BMW X5 (E53) 2004 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Clean the mounting seats of the caliper and its bracket.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement BMW E53 2005 4.8 is Brake Discs
    Step 29
    Install the brake pads.
  30. DIY replacement of Brake Discs on BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i 2006 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 30
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.Use HEX No.H7.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 Nm torque.
  31. How to change Brake Discs on BMW E53 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Install the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins.
  32. How to replace BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d 2001 Brake Discs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 32
    Install the brake caliper retaining spring.
  33. BMW E53 3.0 i 2002 Brake Discs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 33
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  34. Changing Brake Discs on BMW X5 (E53) 4.6 is 2003 by yourself
    Step 34
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  35. How to remove BMW X5 4.8 is 2004 Brake Discs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 35
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts on the car. BMW X5 E53
  36. How to replace Brake Discs on BMW X5 (E53) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 36
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Discs replacement on BMW E53 3.0 i 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 37
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC recommends:
    Without starting the engine, press the brake pedal several times until you feel significant resistance.
  38. Need to know how to renew Brake Discs on BMW X5 ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 38
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir and top up if necessary.
  39. Changing of Brake Discs on BMW E53 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 39
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  40. BMW X5 4.6 is Brake Discs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 40
    Install the protective cover.
  41. Replacing Brake Discs on BMW E53 2002 3.0 d by yourself
    Step 41
    Install the rubber strip.
  42. X5 (E53) 4.8 is 2003 Brake Discs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 42
    Close the hood.
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