BMW 318/325/M3/525/535/M5 1989-1993 Repair Information

Final Drive

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the drive shaft from the input flange of the final drive. Support the driveshaft with wire.
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  3. Remove the constant velocity joint bolts and support the halfshafts from the body.
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  5. Disconnect the speed sensors, as equipped.
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  7. Support the unit and remove the front mounting bolts, then the rear mounting bolts. Lower the unit. The axle ratio is marked on the housing or cover.
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To install:
  1. Install the final drive. Install the front bolts to support, then the rear bolts. Torque the bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
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  3. Install the halfshafts and the driveshaft.
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