BMW 5 Series E39

since 1996-2001 release

Repair and operation of the car

+ Introduction
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
- Body
   Care of a body
   Care of the finishing panels manufactured of vinyl
   Care of an upholstery and rugs of salon
   Repair of insignificant damages of body panels
   Repair of considerable damages of a body
   Body gaps
   Removal and installation of a front bumper
   Removal and installation of shock-absorbers of a front bumper
   Removal and installation of a rear bumper
   Removal and installation of the shock-absorber of a rear bumper
   Removal and installation of a forward wing
   Removal and installation of a cowl
   Adjustment of provision of a cowl
   Removal and installation of a trunk lid
   Adjustment of provision of a trunk lid
   Removal and installation of back facing of a luggage carrier
   Removal and installation of the lock of a cover of the luggage carrier/cylinder of the lock
   Removal and installation of a gas-filled emphasis of a cowl/trunk lid
   Replacement of a slip / company inscription
   Removal, installation and adjustment of a door
   Removal and installation of facing of a door
   Removal and installation of the door lock
   Removal and installation of the external handle of a door
   Removal and installation of the cylinder of the lock
   Removal and installation of the electric motor/microswitch of the uniform lock
   Removal, installation and adjustment of door glass
   Removal and installation of the power window
   Removal and installation of an external mirror
   Removal and installation of glass of a mirror
   Removal and installation of the case of an external mirror
   Removal and installation of an internal mirror
   Removal and installation of the central console
   Removal and installation of the electric motor of the movable panel of the hatch of a roof
   Removal and installation of a front seat
   Seat belt tension device
   Security measures at the handling of the belt tension device
   Protection of the device of a tension of a belt
   Removal and installation of a back seat
   Removal and installation of the shelf under a headdress
   Removal and installation of blinds of back glass
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment
+ System of onboard diagnostics

Care of a body

The condition of a body of the car is extremely important factor when determining its resale price. Holding repair procedures for restoration of the damaged or started elements of a body is much more difficult, than performance of repair of mechanical components. The hidden areas of a body, such as wheel arches, a frame and a motive compartment, also need leaving, though do not require so frequent paying by it attention as other components of a body.

Once a year or each 20 000 km (12 000 miles) of a run it is desirable to make steam cleaning of internal surfaces of a body. After removal of all traces of dirt, oil and lubricant of a surface can be examined on existence of traces of corrosion, damage of brake lines, wear of isolation of an electrical wiring, damage of driving cables and other malfunctions. Upon completion of this work it is necessary to grease components of a forward suspension bracket.

At the same time you make steam cleaning or washing with the degreasing structure of external surfaces of the engine and a motive compartment.

Close attention has to be paid to arches of wheels as the sheeting can separate from from internal surfaces and the small stones and grains of sand which are taking off from protectors of wheels will cause damage of paint and, as a result, development of corrosion of panels. At detection of traces of corrosion (rust), they have to be removed to pure metal, and the surface is covered with anticorrosive paint

Sink bodies has to be made approximately once a week. Carefully moisten car body surfaces for a softening of dirt which then wash away a soft sponge or a stream of water. Careless removal of the stuck dirt is fraught with damage of an external paint coat.

The spots of tar or asphalt getting on a body from the warmed paving can and have to be removed by means of the rags moistened in solvent.

Time in half a year rub a body and the chromeplated finishing elements with wax. Remember that when using for cleaning of the chromeplated surfaces of cleaners together with corrosion traces also a part of chroming will be removed - try to apply such solutions not too plentifully.