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Old 11-08-2005, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On my vacation last week, I rode around rather slow and in truning slightly to the right at about 5-10 mph, I noticed what sounded to me like a wheel bearing going out. How hard are these to change? Ive done many older vehicles but not my E34. Thanks in advance...

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Well to be honest, I've never done them, but looking at the procedure, it shouldn't be a half-big job at all.
http://www.bmwe34.net/e34main/mainte...eelbearing.htm

The only thing is the 250lb tq wrench... I don't know if many people have access to one. lol.

Either way, it shouldn't be too hard, I actually think the hardest part would be dislodging the rusty old rotors.

But - if you've done it on other cars, I'm sure you wouldnt have a problem with this one - the procedure is straight forward... good luck.
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It's not a very complex job but it can be very difficult. Those bearings are usually FROZEN in there and take an act of God to get them out. You'll need special tools made for BMW. I have had to cut out bearing races before so beware.
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oh and sporky is right, the 250lb torque wrench is not exactly in your "average" joe's tool box. If you've done enough of them you can just use an impact but you really have to have experience with them.
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It's not a very complex job but it can be very difficult. Those bearings are usually FROZEN in there and take an act of God to get them out. You'll need special tools made for BMW. I have had to cut out bearing races before so beware.

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