BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing/replacing both output shafts

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Output shafts / Removing and installing/replacing both output shafts

IMPORTANT:

  • The RADIAL SHAFT SEAL FOR THE OUTPUT SHAFT should be renewed every time the output shaft is removed and installed.
  • The circlip of the output shaft must be replaced after re-installation.

NOTE: The procedure is described in PRESSING OUTPUT SHAFT OUT OF DRIVE FLANGE AND DRAWING IN.

After installation:

  • Check FINAL DRIVE OIL LEVEL, correct if necessary.

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT OUTPUT SHAFT

IMPORTANT:

  • The RADIAL SHAFT SEAL FOR THE OUTPUT SHAFT should be renewed every time the output shaft is removed and installed.
  • The circlip of the output shaft must be replaced after re-installation.

NOTE: The procedure is described in REMOVING AND INSTALLING STEERING STUB/WHEEL CARRIER.

After installation:

  • Check FINAL DRIVE OIL LEVEL, correct if necessary.
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