BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing bearing for front wheel

Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Remove FRONT WHEEL .

If necessary, remove visual protection cap (1).

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Release collar bolt (1), press brake pedal to floor for this purpose.

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Installation note:

  • Renew collar bolt (1) and compression spring (2).
  • Pay attention to installation position of compression spring (2).
  • Keep collar bolt and spur toothing of bearing/propeller shaft clean and free of grease
  • Follow installation note of the spur gearing.

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Remove BRAKE DISC .

NOTE: Check brake pad and replace if necessary!

Press output shaft on swivel bearing to one side slightly and release screws (1).

Remove bearing.

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Installation note:

  • Replace screws.
  • Keep contact surface (2) of wheel bearing and swivel bearing clean and free from grease.

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IMPORTANT: Note on installation for spur gearing must be observed without fail!

Installation note:

  • Spur gearing of bearing (1) and output shaft (2) must be installed form-fit (tooth in tooth)!
  • Tighten collar bolt and compression spring by hand.
  • Check whether spur gearing is locked tooth in tooth by reciprocally rotating wheel hub/output shaft.
  • Once a form-fit has been ensured, tighten to final torque.

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