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Old 11-24-2012, 05:53 PM
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I haven't pulled the DS from an X5, but on every other BMW I've done it on, it's necessary to drop the CSB first. Usually there's a centering pin that goes into the transmission's output shaft that's too long to let it come down without the slack in the shaft that comes with dropping the CSB.
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