BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing left or right trailing arm

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Driveline+Axles / Control arms and struts / Replacing left or right trailing arm

IMPORTANT:

  • The trailing arm must be installed with the opening (U-section) facing downward!
  • If the trailing arm is bent, the control arm/wheel carrier screw connection must be renewed.

Necessary preliminary work:

  • Only on left side at ride height sensor: Release JOINTED ROD AT TRAILING ARM .

Unscrew nuts (1).

Pull out bolt towards front.

Installation note: Note direction of insertion of bolts.

Replace screw and nut.

Tighten down screw connection in NORMAL POSITION .

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Slacken nut (2).

Move screws toward the rear.

Remove trailing arm (3) downward.

Installation note: The trailing arm must be installed with the opening (U-section) facing downward! Note direction of insertion of screw.

Replace screw and nut.

Tighten down screw connection in NORMAL POSITION .

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