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BMW X3 (E83) 2004-2010 Transfer Case Oil Change - DIY Repair

How to change the BMW X3 X-Drive Transfer Case Oil. Fluid change may also require resetting the fault memory and control unit adaptations. Video also shows resetting VTG Transfer Case adaptations using diagnostic scan tool.

Symptoms may include:

  • BMW Fault Code 54c6: Worn Transfer Case Oil (BMW xDrive Transfer Case Fluid) that needs to be replaced. This code may not trigger the illumination of a warning light on the instrument cluster.

New parts and supplies referred to include the following BMW part numbers:

  • Transfer case Fluid, BMW p/n: TF 0870 83220397244 (83 22 0 397 244) SAE 75W
  • Sealing ring, BMW p/n: 07119963308 (07 11 9 963 308)

BMW X3 (E83) 2004-2010 Servomotor Actuator - DIY Repair

How to repair the BMW X3 X-Drive Transfer Case Servomotor / Servo Actuator by replacing the internal plastic drive gear rather than replacing entire Servomotor. Bentley Publishers' Do-It-Yourself repair example uses a 2007 BMW X3 with a worn Servo Motor gear.

Symptoms of Faulty Servo Motor / Actuator may include:

  • BMW Fault Code 5F3a and BMW Fault Code 5463
  • Illumination of Three Dashboard Lights While Driving: a) 4x4 Warning Light; b) Brake Warning Light; ABS Warning Light.
  • Clicking Noise on Engine Shutdown / Clunk when Engine is Turned Off.

These videos each demonstrate highlights of one particular repair experience. Your work may be different. Follow manufacturer's safety instructions and repair guidelines and information, cautions and warnings in the video, and general cautions and warnings at: https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/x/hgJq

Demonstration Vehicle: Bentley Publishers' Do-It-Yourself repair example uses a 2007 BMW X3 (BMW E83).

Additional information and updates to Bentley Manual may be found on our BMW X3 (E83) Online Technical Library at: https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/x/AgDQBg