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This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 i, 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) 3.0 i, BMW X5 (E53) 4.6 is, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d, BMW X5 (E53) 4.4 i View more

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All the parts you need to replace – Wheel Bearing for X5 (E53) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW X5 (E53). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #22
HEX bit no.H5
HEX bit no.H6
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 22
Drive socket # 36
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Flat chisel
Hammer
Rubber mallet
Bush and bearing driver set
Circlip pliers
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW X5 (E53). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your BMW X5 (E53) car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW X5 (E53). Recommended sequence of steps:
  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 #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW X5 (E53). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    Clean the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a drive socket #36. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 8
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 9
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW X5 (E53). AUTODOC recommends:
    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. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  10. Step 12
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    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 13
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 14
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    Remove the brake disc.
  13. Step 15
    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 16
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint of the rear control arm to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #22.
  14. Step 17
    Detach the rear control arm from the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
    Step 18
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 19
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 20
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a hammer.
  16. Step 21
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    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 22
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint of the front control arm to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 23
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    Detach the front control arm from the steering knuckle. Use a hammer.
  19. Step 24
    Clean the ABS sensor fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 25
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    Unscrew the ABS sensor fastener. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 26
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor.
  21. Step 27
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 28
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. Step 29
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  23. Step 30
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    Remove the drive shaft. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW X5 (E53). Tip from AUTODOC:
    If necessary, use a rubber mallet.
  24. Step 31
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a hammer.
    Step 32
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    Remove the steering knuckle together with the hub.
  25. Step 33
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    Press the wheel hub out from the tapered roller bearing. Use a bush and bearing driver set. Use a hammer.
  26. Step 34
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    Remove the retaining ring from the steering knuckle. Use circlip pliers. Use a flat screwdriver.
  27. Step 35
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    Press out the wheel hub bearing. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  28. Step 36
    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 37
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    Press the new bearing in the steering knuckle. Use a bush and bearing driver set. Use a hammer.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – BMW X5 (E53). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Check to make sure the wheel hub bearing is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment. Stop pressing on the surface of the bearing immediately after it has been fitted into its mounting seat.
  29. Step 38
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    Install the retaining ring in the steering knuckle. Use circlip pliers.
  30. Step 39
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    Press the wheel hub into the bearing inner race. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  31. Step 40
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    Install the steering knuckle with a hub in assembly.
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