BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing complete rear axle support

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Driveline+Axles / Rear sub-frame / Removing and installing complete rear axle support

WARNING: Danger of injury! Failure to comply with the following instructions may result in the vehicle slipping off the vehicle hoist and critically injuring other persons.

Load the luggage compartment with a minimum of 100 kg before lowering/removing the rear axle support.

When supporting components, make sure that:

  • the vehicle can no longer be raised or lowered
  • the vehicle does not lift off the locating plates on the vehicle hoist.

IMPORTANT: Observe SAFETY INFORMATION for raising the vehicle.

In order to avoid damage to vehicle hoist, perform weight compensation on vehicle.

Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Remove PULSE GENERATOR .

NOTE: The subsequent procedure is described in 33 31 011 Replacing rear axle support.

IMPORTANT: Prior to installation, check sensor head and cable on pulse sensor and renew if necessary.

    Lowering/raising rear axle support
    Special tools required: 31 5 251 00 2 030 31 5 255 31 5 253 33 5 206 WARNING: Danger of injury! Failure to comply with the followi ...

    Replacing rear axle support
    WARNING: Danger of injury! Failure to comply with the following instructions may result in the vehicle slipping off the vehicle hoist and criti ...

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