530xi axle - 5Series.net - Forums

E61 Touring Discussion The touring is also known as the wagon version of the 5 series.

530xi axle

Old 02-01-2019, 10:22 PM
  #1  
New Members
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: china
Posts: 4
My Ride: e61 530xi
Default 530xi axle

After I lowered my car, the front left axle came out while I was driving. This happened three times already in a month. Anyone has the same problems? How can I fix this?
carpediem12 is offline  
Old 02-02-2019, 04:37 AM
  #2  
New Members
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 1,019
My Ride: None
Model Year: 05 530i
Engine: 3.0 M54
Default

Seems that it's not being seated all the way. It should click. At the end you are pushing in should have a circlip
seanjordan20 is offline  
Old 02-02-2019, 05:50 AM
  #3  
New Members
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: china
Posts: 4
My Ride: e61 530xi
Default

is here

​​​​​​​
carpediem12 is offline  
Old 02-02-2019, 05:55 AM
  #4  
New Members
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: china
Posts: 4
My Ride: e61 530xi
Default

Originally Posted by seanjordan20 View Post
Seems that it's not being seated all the way. It should click. At the end you are pushing in should have a circlip

is here

carpediem12 is offline  
Old 02-03-2019, 08:03 PM
  #5  
New Members
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Napa, CA
Posts: 46
My Ride: 530xi Sportwagen
Model Year: 2006
Default

Something is REALLY wrong. There should not be that much tension pulling on the half-shaft. Check all your dimensions, as the only thing I can think would cause the joint being torn apart is some kind of frame damage, or replacement control arms that were too long for the car.

Jose
DaHose is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 05:39 AM
  #6  
New Members
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Florida
Posts: 27
My Ride: 2008 535xI Wagon
Model Year: 2008
Engine: N54
Default

that's what happens when you lower an xi. you either need to raise the car up a bit, to keep the joint in its happy place, or get a custom axle made with a longer shaft.
Zero Cool is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
NYC530XI
E60 Parts, Accessories and Mods
8
11-04-2009 02:56 PM
dbm
E60 Discussion
15
07-01-2009 11:41 PM
WEB60
DIY: Do It Yourself
0
04-13-2008 03:03 AM
Peter530i
E60 Discussion
8
04-29-2006 11:31 PM
Peter530i
E60 Discussion
15
01-29-2006 10:21 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 530xi axle


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.