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) 3.0 i, BMW X5 (E53) 4.6 is, BMW X5 (E53) 3.0 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end / track rod end on BMW X5 E53 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC

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Tools
Replacement: track rod end – BMW X5 E53. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #22
Combination spanner #24
HEX bit no.H6
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – BMW X5 E53. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 X5 E53. Take the following 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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. BMW X5 E53
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the lock nut that connects the tie rod to the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #24.
  7. Step 8
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 9
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on BMW X5 E53 3.0 i 2006 - download illustrated 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.
  8. Step 10
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 11
    Changing of Track Rod End on BMW X5 E53 2000 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  10. Step 12
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    Screw the end out of the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #13.
  11. Step 13
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    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 14
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    Treat the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use copper grease.
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