BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing/replacing left or right toe arm

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Control arms and struts / Removing and installing/replacing left or right toe arm

IMPORTANT:

  • The toe link must be installed with the opening (U-section) facing downward!
  • If the toe link is bent, the control arm/wheel carrier screw connection must be renewed.

NOTE: If the toe link is detached from the rear axle support, it will be necessary to carry out the wheel alignment procedure .

Necessary preliminary work:

  • Remove REAR WHEEL .

Open clips and remove cable for pulse generator.

Installation note:

Replace defective clamps.

Release screw (1).

Installation note:

Replace screw.

The toe link must be installed with the opening (U-section) facing downward! Tighten down screw connection in NORMAL POSITION .

Mark position of eccentric adjustment washer to rear axle support to simplify subsequent adjustment of rear axle.

Release nut (2) and remove screw.

Installation note:

Replace nut.

Tighten down screw connection in NORMAL POSITION .

Suspension

Installation note: When installing, ensure that the tapered side of the bearing bush is connected first toward the wheel carrier.

Suspension

After installation:

  • Carry out wheel alignment procedure .
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