Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 545 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) M5, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 523 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 540 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 550 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 523 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 535 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 540 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 523 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 i, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 520 d, BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 525 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end / track rod end on BMW E60 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Track Rod End for 5 Saloon (E60) and other BMW models
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Track rod end
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Rod Assembly
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Repair Kit, tie rod
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Mounting Kit, tie rod end
Tools
Replacement: track rod end – BMW E60. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #23
Combination spanner #24
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Adjustable wrench
Hammer
Vernier caliper
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – BMW E60. Professionals recommend:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: track rod end – BMW E60. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace BMW 5 Saloon (E60) 530d 3.0 2002 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  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: track rod end – BMW E60. AUTODOC recommends:
    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 the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #24.
  8. Step 8
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    Pry off the clamp ring on the tie rod end. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Track Rod End on BMW E60 2009 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
  10. Step 10
    BMW 5 SERIES 530d 3.0 Track Rod End replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Track Rod End on BMW E60 2001 530d 3.0 by yourself
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  12. Step 12
    5 Saloon (E60) 525d 3.0 2002 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Screw the end out of the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #23. Use an adjustable wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 14
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    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – BMW E60. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements.
  15. Step 15
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    Push the clamp ring back into place on the tie rod end.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Track Rod End on BMW E60 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
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