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BMW 7 Series (F01/F02) 2008-2015 Service Manual / Rear Axle / Control Arms And Struts / Removing And Installing/replacing Left Or Right Tank Cover

BMW 7 Series: Removing And Installing/replacing Left Or Right Tank Cover

Operations on right side analogous to left side shown. Use graphics in a mirror-inverted way.

Release all screws (2).

Unscrew nut (3).

Feed out tank cover (1) towards rear above tension strut (4).

Control Arms And Struts
Fig. 97: Identifying Tank Cover, Screws And Nut

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT TOE ARM

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

Necessary preliminary work

  • Remove REAR WHEEL.

F01, F02:

Release nut (1) and remove heat shield (2).

Tightening torque 33 32 10AZ.

Installation note: Replace self-locking nut.

Control Arms And Struts
Fig. 98: Identifying Self-Locking Nut And Heat Shield

Remove cable holder (1) from toe arm, if applicable.

Installation note: Replace faulty cable clips.

Control Arms And Struts
Fig. 99: Identifying Cable Holder

Release screw (1).

Tightening torque 33 32 6AZ.

Pull out bolt (1) and remove toe link (2).

Installation note: Tighten down screw connection in NORMAL POSITION.

Control Arms And Struts
Fig. 100: Identifying Toe Link With Screw And Bolt

Slacken nut (1).

Tightening torque 33 32 7AZ Remove toe link (2) from wheel carrier.

Installation note: Insert toe link (2) first in wheel carrier.

Keep toe link to wheel carrier connection clean and free from oil and grease.

Replace nut.

Control Arms And Struts
Fig. 101: Identifying Slacken Nut And Toe Link

After installation

  • Perform chassis/wheel alignment check.

REMOVING AND INSTALLING/REPLACING LEFT OR RIGHT UNDERBODY PANELS

Necessary preliminary work

  • Remove REAR UNDERBODY PROTECTION

Unscrew all bolts.

Remove underbody panelling (1).

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

Control Arms And Struts
Fig. 102: Identifying Underbody Panelling

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