BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing engine support/front left side frame connection (front left wheel arch removed)

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Body and Frame / Wheel wells / Replacing engine support/front left side frame connection (front left wheel arch removed)

Observe procedure for REPAIR STAGE 3.

Read contents of BODY, GENERAL.

Following new body parts are required:

  • (1) Engine support, rear

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Removing the engine support side frame connection: Open welded connections in areas (1).

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Open welded connections in areas (1).

Remove engine support/side frame (2).

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Open welded connections in areas (1).

Remove reinforcement (2).

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New part preparation

Open welded connections in areas (1).

Remove engine support (2).

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Installing the engine support side frame connection

Install and weld new parts.

NOTE: First, the reinforcement of the engine support side frame connection must be installed and welded for reasons of accessibility as a separate component.

NOTE: The bulkhead cross member (1) is filled with low-flammable cavity foam.

In case of smoke formation, stop the welding procedure and cool the welded area with compressed air if applicable.

  • (2) Bulkhead
  • (3) Connection engine support side frame
  • (4) Engine support

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REPLACING ENGINE SUPPORT/FRONT RIGHT SIDE FRAME CONNECTION (FRONT RIGHT WHEEL ARCH REMOVED)

The work is identical to replacing the "ENGINE SUPPORT FRONT LEFT SIDE FRAME CONNECTION".

    Replace front right wheel arch
    Note the special vehicle identification number procedure when replacing the wheel arch (order the new body part with the vehicle identification num ...

    Replacing front left wheel arch
    Follow procedure for REPAIR STAGE 3. Read contents of BODY, GENERAL. STRIP DOWN vehicle. Use only approved SPOT-WELDING APPARATUS for repairs ...

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