BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Lifting the vehicle using a vehicle hoist

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WARNING: Danger to life! Read and follow operating instructions for vehicle hoist.

Do not exceed approved load-carrying capacity and load distribution of vehicle hoist.

Weight compensation may be necessary due to the loading situation of the vehicle.

This also applies in the event of considerable removal of parts or conversions on the vehicle.

NOTE: The vehicle hoist must comply with the relevant statutory/country-specific accident prevention regulations and be serviced according to the regulations.

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Before driving onto a vehicle hoist, make sure there is sufficient ground clearance between the vehicle hoist and the vehicle.

The vehicle may only be raised with the vehicle hoist at the four jacking points.

Necessary preliminary work:

  • If necessary, remove jacking points from equipment pack (with new vehicles) and insert from below into openings in front and rear sill areas.

IMPORTANT: All four jacking points (1) must be available! Never raise the vehicle without the jacking points (1)!

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IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Align support plates (2) of lifting platform arms to jacking points (1) in such a way that no adjoining components are touched and thereby damaged.

In hybrid cars there is a risk of damage to the high-voltage component behind the underbody panelling!

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IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Align the rubber block (2) with the jacking points (1) in such a way that no adjoining components are touched and thereby damaged.

Never raise the vehicle without rubber blocks (or rigid foam blocks)! There is a major risk of damage to the vehicle underbody! In hybrid cars there is a risk of damage to the high-voltage component behind the underbody panelling!

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MEASURING VEHICLE RIDE HEIGHT

Determine actual ride height (A) - to do so, attach tape measure to rim flange (2) at bottom middle and measure to wheel arch lower edge (1).

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NOTES ON REPAIRING THREADS

IMPORTANT: Install Helicoil thread inserts so that they are flush with the original thread!

NOTE: Damaged threads may be repaired with Helicoil thread inserts. Observe the PROCEDURE described in the example.

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OVERVIEW OF REAR AXLE FINAL DRIVE/OUTPUT SHAFTS

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OVERVIEW OF REAR AXLE SUPPORT WITH RUBBER MOUNTS

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OVERVIEW OF STEERING LINKS

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