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Procedure to replace the rear wheel bearing on a 2005 BMW 325i?

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What is the procedure to replace the rear wheel bearing on a 2005 BMW 325i?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Lee replied 8 years ago.


The rear wheel bearings are pressed in on the E46. Your going to need a few tools like a slide hammer to remove the hub, a bearing seperator to get the inner race off of the hub, and a bearing press to press the new bearing in.

An air hammer will make it a whole lot easier to remove the rear axle as well. They usually get seized in there and hitting it with a punch like in the instructions below just wont work.

Here is a link to the replace the rear wheel bearing in the E46 3 series.

Let me know if you need anymore help.




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