BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing gaiter for steering box on left or right

BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Mechanical steering gear / Replacing gaiter for steering box on left or right

IMPORTANT: The hydraulic steering gear must be replaced if the polished surface of the rack is damaged (e.g. by corrosion)!

Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Remove UNDERBODY PROTECTION .
  • Remove TRACK ROD END.

Clean track rod.

Release band clamp (1) and EAR CLIP (3).

Detach gaiter (2) from track rod.

Installation note:

Clean rack and check surface for damage (e.g. by corrosion).

Clean track rod and apply grease to taper.

NOTE: This ensures that the gaiter is not rotated when the track rod is rotated.

Suspension

After installation:

  • Perform CHASSIS/WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECK.
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