BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Adjusting toe-in on front axle

NOTE: Camber and toe-in influence each other. Adjust the toe-in first in order to simplify the adjustment procedure.

Version with active steering:

  • Align steering wheel.
  • Set total steering angle by means of the service function "Carry out initial operation/adjustment for active steering" to "zero".
  • If necessary, secure with steering wheel arrester.

Version without active steering:

Remove front UNDERBODY PROTECTION .

Move steering into straight-ahead driving position by means of markings on cap (1) and steering box (2).

Align steering wheel and secure with steering wheel arrester.

Suspension

Clean thread on track rod.

Slacken clamping nut (2), gripping track rod end (1) in the process.

Remove clamp (4).

Turn track rod (3) to adjust toe-in to setpoint value.

Version with active steering: Check total steering angle; if necessary, set to "zero".

Check toe values, repeat adjustment if necessary.

Tighten down clamping nut (2).

Fit clamp (4).

Suspension

After installation:

  • Check directional stability of vehicle; if necessary, repeat toe-in adjustment
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