When to replace the Brake Pads on your BMW X5
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake pad set : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 i, BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d, BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake pads / front brake pad set on BMW X5 (E53) Crossover [AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: brake pads – BMW X5 E53. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake pads – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – BMW X5 E53. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
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    Remove the rubber strip.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the protective cover.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  5. Step 5
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  6. Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  7. Step 7
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW X5 E53
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  10. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW X5 E53. Professionals recommend:
    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. Step 15
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW X5 E53. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  16. Step 16
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    Treat the brake caliper piston. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  17. Step 17
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    Press in the brake caliper piston. Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  18. Step 18
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW X5 E53. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  19. Step 19
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    Treat the brake caliper bracket where it contacts the brake pads. Use anti-squeal paste.
    Replacement: brake pads – BMW X5 E53. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
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