BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Instructions for removing and installing ear clips

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Steering arms, tie rods, steer. damper / Instructions for removing and installing ear clips

Special tools required:

  • 32 1 260

NOTE: The work steps are show on assorted components. Ear clip must always be replaced.

To remove an ear clip, place special tool 32 1 260 at right angles to ear and cut ear open.

Suspension

The ear clip can be fitted not only axially but also radially after the hook fastener has been opened.

Suspension

Attach hook fastener and press ear together with special tool 32 1 260.

Suspension

The diagonal cutting pliers of special tool 32 1 260 can be used in areas which are difficult to access.

Suspension

IMPORTANT: Gap (A) max. 1 mm!

Suspension

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