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

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm / front control arm on BMW X5 (E53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for X5 (E53) and other BMW models
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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW X5 E53. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #19
Ball joint puller
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • Replacement of the independent suspension lower arm in some cars requires a part of the outlet piping of the additional heater to be removed.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: front lower arm – BMW X5 E53. Use the following procedure:
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