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

Wheel Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. With the vehicle resting on the ground and the parking brake set, break loose the lug bolts but do not remove.
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  3. Block the wheel at the opposite corner of the vehicle with a chock. Raise the vehicle at the jacking point.
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  5. Place a jackstand under the vehicle at the jacking point before continuing work.
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  7. Mark the relationship of the wheel to the hub to maintain the finish balance. Remove the lug bolts and remove the wheel.
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To install:
  1. Clean the surfaces of the wheel and the hub where they meet. Coat the hub with a thin layer of antiseize.
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  3. Place the alignment tool provided in the vehicles too kit into one of the bolt holes. This tool is the metal rod with the plastic fitting on the end. Slide the wheel over the alignment tool and onto the hub. The alignment tool matches the lug holes in the wheel with the threaded holes in the hub.
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  5. Install the lug bolts and remove the alignment tool. Snug the lug bolts.
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  7. Lower the vehicle and torque the lug bolts to 65-79 ft. lbs. (90-110 Nm) in a crisscross pattern. On the 1991-92 M5, torque the vane bolts to 2 ft. lbs. (3 Nm).
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INSPECTION



With the wheel removed, check for obvious bends, dents or chip missing from the rim. Check for cracks at the spokes, inside and outside. With the wheel installed, spin the wheel on the hub to check for bends and wobbles not noticeable with the wheel removed.

Do not try to repair a damaged wheel by hammering it straight. Have an alloy wheel professionally repaired or replace it. Replace damaged steel wheels. Use only OEM approved replacement wheels and check BMW NA or your dealer for approved makes of wheels. Do not change the size, width or offset without first checking if the change is acceptable.

 
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