When to replace the Brake Calipers on your BMW X5
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake caliper : 100000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 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.

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Tools
Replacement: brake caliper – BMW X5 E53. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Brake caliper guide pins grease
HEX bit no.H7.
Flare nut spanner №11
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Brake hose clip
Brake bleeder kit
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake caliper – BMW X5 E53. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right brake calipers on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake caliper – BMW X5 E53. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 4
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW X5 E53
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7.1
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring.
    Step 7.2
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    Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 8
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    Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor cable.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the brake pad wear sensor.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a flat screwdriver.
  9. Step 10
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    Clean the area where the brake hose is connected to the caliper, and the guide pins area. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake caliper – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  10. Step 11
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    Clamp the brake hose off using a brake hose clamp.
  11. Step 12
    Loosen the brake hose fastening. Use a flare nut spanner #11.
    Step 13
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 14
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the guide pins from the brake caliper.
  13. Step 16
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 17
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake caliper – BMW X5 E53. Professionals recommend:
    When replacing the brake caliper, it is recommended to check the brake hose for damages and, if necessary, to replace it with a new one.When replacing a brake caliper it is recommended to replace brake pads, check the state of the brake discs and replace them with new ones if necessary.Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.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 18
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    Remove the brake pads.
  16. Step 19
    Disconnect the brake pads wear sensor. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Step 20
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    Unscrew the brake hose from the brake caliper. Use a flare nut spanner #11.
  17. Step 21
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    Disconnect the brake hose.
  18. Step 22
    Treat the brake hose. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake caliper – BMW X5 E53. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 23
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    Install and fix the brake hose into a new caliper.
  19. Step 24
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    Tighten the fastener connecting the brake pipe to the brake caliper. Use a flare nut spanner #11. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 40 Nm torque.
  20. Step 25
    Remove the brake hose clamp.
    Step 26
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    Connect the brake pads wear sensor.
  21. Step 27
    Install the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake caliper – BMW X5 E53. Tip:
    If going to use the old brake pads, clean them.
    Step 28
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    Install the brake caliper and fix it.
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