BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Checking wheel rim for lateral and radial runout

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Disc wheels (rims) / Checking wheel rim for lateral and radial runout

Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Remove WHEEL.
  • Check WHEEL for lateral and radial runout.
  • Remove TIRE from disc wheel.
  • Remove dirt from rim base and rim flange.

IMPORTANT: Disc wheels are not allowed to be repaired!

Mount disc wheel in balancing machine.

Suspension

Use suitable wheel centering element supplied with corresponding balancing machine.

  1. Basic flange
  2. Wheel centering element
  3. Type flange
  4. Clamping nut

Suspension

Place dial gauge sensor on rim shoulder.

Turn wheel by hand and measure max. radial runout .

NOTE: Dial gauge must be vertical to rim shoulder.

Suspension

Position sensor on rim flange.

Turn wheel by hand and measure max. lateral runout .

Carry out measurement on both rim flanges.

NOTE: Dial gauge must be vertical to rim flange.

Suspension

IMPORTANT: Avoid clamping errors during subsequent installation work.

    Disc wheels (rims)
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