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How to Change Front Brakes on a ’05 BMW X5


In 2000, BMW released an its first SUV, the X5. The X5 was a near immediate success, as it became BMW’s second highest-selling model in only its second year of production. The 2005 X5 came in three different trim levels: the 3.0i, 4.4i and 4.8i. With each trim level came a different engine: the 3.0i had a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder, the 4.4i had a 4.4-liter V-8 and the 4.8i had a 4.8-liter V-8. All trim levels came standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes. Replacing the front brakes on the 2005 BMW X5 is slightly more complex than replacing brakes on a typical vehicle, but still only requires moderate automotive repair skill.

Things You’ll Need

Turkey baster, Small container, Ratchet, Socket set, Floor jack, Jack stands, Flat-head screwdriver, Hex-bit socket set, Bungee strap, BMW tool No. 34-1-050 (Front caliper piston adjustment tool), Micrometer, New front brake hardware kit (if needed), New brake rotors (if needed), New brake pads, Disc brake grease, Torque wrench, 1 quart DOT 4 brake fluid