BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing engine support in front of wheel arch, left

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Body and Frame / Support members / Replacing engine support in front of wheel arch, left

Follow procedure for REPAIR STAGE 3.

Read contents of BODY, GENERAL.

Use only APPROVED SPOT-WELDING APPARATUS for repairs.

Place vehicle on straightening bench.

Following new body parts are required (refer to OVERVIEW OF CONSUMABLES):

  • (1) Engine support, front

Body+and+Frame

Removing the engine support

Open welded connections in area (1).

Body+and+Frame

Mark severance cut in accordance with Dimension a and cut.

Dimension a=85 mm before wheel arch edge.

Remove section of engine support.

NOTE: Shown without carrier support for purposes of clarity.

Body+and+Frame

Preparation of new part: Mark severance cut on new part in accordance with vehicle and cut.

Prepare REINFORCEMENT PLATE at severance cut.

Adjust new part to fit with alignment bracket or universal mount.

Installing engine support

Install new parts and reinforcement plates with alignment bracket or universal mount and weld.

MAG-weld new part in area (1).

Length of weld seam approx. 15 mm.

Body+and+Frame

REPLACING ENGINE SUPPORT IN FRONT OF WHEEL ARCH, RIGHT

Operation is identical to REPLACING ENGINE SUPPORT IN FRONT OF WHEEL ARCH ON LEFT.

REPLACING ENGINE SUPPORT WITH FRONT RIGHT WHEEL ARCH IN FRONT OF BULKHEAD

Note the specific procedure with regard to the vehicle identification number (if necessary, order new body part with the vehicle identification number).

Operation is identical to REPLACING ENGINE SUPPORT IN FRONT OF BULKHEAD ON LEFT.

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