BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing/replacing both output shafts

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Driveline+Axles / Output shafts / Removing and installing/replacing both output shafts

IMPORTANT:

  • The RADIAL SHAFT SEAL FOR THE OUTPUT SHAFT should be renewed every time the output shaft is removed and installed.
  • The circlip of the output shaft must be replaced after re-installation.

NOTE: The procedure is described in PRESSING OUTPUT SHAFT OUT OF DRIVE FLANGE AND DRAWING IN.

After installation:

  • Check FINAL DRIVE OIL LEVEL, correct if necessary.

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT OUTPUT SHAFT

IMPORTANT: The RADIAL SHAFT SEAL FOR THE OUTPUT SHAFT should be renewed every time the output shaft is removed and installed.

The circlip of the output shaft must be replaced after re-installation.

NOTE: The procedure is described in REMOVING AND INSTALLING STEERING STUB/WHEEL CARRIER.

After installation:

  • Check FINAL DRIVE OIL LEVEL, correct if necessary.
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