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2002 525XI, need to replace both CV half shafts. YouTube

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2002 525XI, need to replace both CV half shafts. YouTube suggests it is hard to remove the rotor hubs. Is this job a big deal? Just replaced a Subaru shaft, piece of cake. Tricks? Tips? Potential potholes to avoid? Special tools? Lastly, should I change struts at same time, any advantage to doing that at the same time?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
what is the last 7 digits of the vin?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Give me a few minutes please
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
PH85081
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Be back in 20 minutes or so.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any progress please?
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
the vin provided is for a 3 series, not 5 series. please confirm.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Geez, my bad. Yes 325xi.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

I can provide the factory BMW instructions for this (many many pages of PDFs with images and all preliminary steps). However, I cannot post this information publically for obvious reasons, but I can email it to you. The site imposes a mandatory additional charge for email, but I can set it to the lowest allowable amount to simply enable you to share your email address with me.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Having trouble with PayPal codes. Bear with me a minute.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Are you planning to replace front or rear output shafts?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you reset or resend the premium service offer? I am locked out of PayPal with this transaction. Front only.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Boots are shot, all four.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry but not working. Maybe we will need to start over . PayPal just sits and spins .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does this require the BMW doc? Do you want to check my original questions?
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
The instructions will be very helpful
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yeah, but I can't get them. I'll try to figure it out thanks anyway.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Ok good luck.