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

Halfshaft

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



E30 3 Series
  1. Remove the rear wheel. Pull out the lockplate and remove the axle nut.
  2.  
  3. Remove the constant velocity joint bolts at the final drive output flange.
  4.  
  5. Use tool 33 2 110 or equivalent to press the axle through the bearing and out of the vehicle. Do not allow halfshaft to drop.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Place the halfshaft through the bearing and pull into place using tool 33 2 110 or equivalent.
  2.  
  3. Secure the constant velocity joint bolts at the final drive output flange and torque to 42 ft. lbs. (58 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Lubricate the axle nut with oil. Torque the axle nut to 145 ft. lbs. (200 Nm) and install the lockplate with tools 33 4 050 and 00 5 500 or equivalent. Install the rear wheel.
  6.  

E36 3 Series
  1. Remove the rear wheel. Remove the rear exhaust system at the rear axle. Disconnect the stabilizer bar and move down. Remove the ABS sensor. Pull out the lockplate and remove the axle nut.
  2.  
  3. Remove the constant velocity joint bolts at the final drive output flange.
  4.  
  5. Use tool 33 2 110 or equivalent to press the axle through the bearing and out of the vehicle. Do not allow halfshaft to drop.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Place the halfshaft through the bearing and pull into place using tool 33 2 110 or equivalent.
  2.  
  3. Secure the constant velocity joint bolts at the final drive output flange and torque to 42 ft. lbs. (58 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Lubricate the axle nut with oil. Torque the axle nut to 145 ft. lbs. (200 Nm) and install the lockplate with tools 33 4 050 and 00 5 500 or equivalent.
  6.  
  7. Install the ABS sensor, the stabilizer bar and the exhaust system. Install the rear wheel.
  8.  

E34 5 Series

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Fig. Fig. 1: Halfshaft and bearing arrangement-E34 5 Series

  1. Remove the bolts from the constant velocity joints.
  2.  
  3. Separate the flanges and remove the halfshaft.
  4.  
  5. Install the halfshaft and torque the bolts to 42 ft. lbs. (58 Nm).
  6.  

 
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