BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Rear Axle Layout

General
Fig. 8: Rear Axle Layout

  1. Overview, rear axle support with rubber mount
  2. Overview of rear differential/output shafts
  3. Compression strut, front
  4. Overview of steering links
  5. Anti-roll bar link
  6. Anti-roll bar / rubber mount
  7. Shock absorber / support bearing
  8. Coil spring
  9. Wheel bearing / drive flange
  10. Wheel carrier

REAR AXLE: WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECK MUST BE CARRIED OUT AFTER THE FOLLOWING WORK

General
Fig. 9: Identifying Rear Axle Support, HSR Actuator, Toe Arm, Swinging Arm, Wheel Carrier, Integral Link, And Wishbone

Graphic F01/F02.

A WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECK must be carried out after the following work:

  • Release the following screw connection:
    • Swinging arm, front/rear, to rear axle support
    • Swinging arm to integral link/wheel carrier
    • Guide arm to rear axle support/HSR unit
    • Wishbone to rear axle support/wheel carrier
  • Replacement of following parts:
    1. Rear axle support
    2. HSR actuator
    3. Toe arm
    4. Swinging arm
    5. Wheel carrier
    6. Integral link
    7. Wishbone

REAR AXLE: WHEEL/CHASSIS ALIGNMENT CHECK MUST BE CARRIED OUT AFTER THE FOLLOWING WORK

A WHEEL/CHASSIS ALIGNMENT CHECK must be carried out after the following work:

Release the following screw connection:

  • Swinging arm, front/rear, to rear axle support
  • Swinging arm to integral link / wheel carrier
  • Guide arm to rear axle support / HSR unit
  • Wishbone to rear axle support / wheel carrier

Replacement of following parts:

  1. Rear axle support
  2. HSR actuator
  3. Toe arm
  4. Swinging arm
  5. Wheel carrier
  6. Integral link
  7. Wishbone

General
Fig. 10: Identifying Rear Axle Support, HSR Actuator, Toe Arm, Swinging Arm, Wheel Carrier, Integral Link, And Wishbone

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