BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing/replacing left or right toe arm

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Driveline+Axles / Control arms and struts / Removing and installing/replacing left or right toe arm

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

NOTE: If the toe link is detached from the rear axle support, it will be necessary to carry out the wheel alignment procedure .

Necessary preliminary work:

  • Remove REAR WHEEL .

Open clips and remove cable for pulse generator.

Installation note: Replace defective clamps.

Release screw (1).

Installation note: Replace screw.

The toe link must be installed with the opening (U-section) facing downward! Tighten down screw connection in NORMAL POSITION .

Mark position of eccentric adjustment washer to rear axle support to simplify subsequent adjustment of rear axle.

Release nut (2) and remove screw.

Installation note: Replace nut.

Tighten down screw connection in NORMAL POSITION .

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Installation note: When installing, ensure that the tapered side of the bearing bush is connected first toward the wheel carrier.

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After installation:

  • Carry out wheel alignment procedure .

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT UNDERBODY PANELLING

Graphic is only an example. There may be differences in specific details depending on engine version.

Unscrew all bolts.

Remove underbody panelling (1).

Installation note: Make sure underbody panelling (1) is correctly seated.

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