When to replace the Brake Discs on your BMW X5
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 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) 3.0 d, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear brake discs / rear brake rotors on BMW X5 (E53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 16
HEX bit no.H7.
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Impact screwdriver
Tap wrench
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car BMW X5 E53 in complete set for each axis. Regardless of the state of components. This will ensure even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both brake disks on the same axle.
  • When changing the brake discs, always replace the brake pads.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake discs – 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 rear of the car and secure on supports.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  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. Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – 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.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the connector of the brake pad wear sensor. Use a crowbar.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the brake pad wear sensor.
  16. Step 16
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 17
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 18
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  19. Step 19
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    Clean the brake disk surface. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  20. Step 20
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
    Replacement: brake discs – BMW X5 E53. Tip from AUTODOC:
    If necessary, use a rubber mallet.
  21. Step 21
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    Remove the brake disc.
  22. Step 22
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  23. Step 23
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    Install the brake disc.
  24. Step 24
    Changing of Brake Discs on BMW X5 E53 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Tighten the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 16 Nm torque.
  25. Step 25
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    Install the brake caliper bracket.
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