Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d, BMW X5 (E53) 4.8 is, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d, BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i, BMW X5 (E53) 4.6 is, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d, BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 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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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:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: front lower arm – BMW X5 E53. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Treat all joints of the arm. Use WD-40 spray.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: front lower arm – BMW X5 E53. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening nut. Use a combination spanner #22.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the arm fastening from the subframe. Use a drive socket #18. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Control Arm on BMW X5 E53 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  10. Step 10
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Control Arm on BMW X5 E53 2002 3.0 d by yourself
    Remove the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a rubber mallet.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the arm.
  14. Step 14
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    Replacement: front lower arm – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  15. Step 15.1
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm.
    Step 15.2
    How to change Control Arm on BMW X5 E53 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
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