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Old 03-18-2010, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My front wheel bearings makes some noises not much but still. I checked the wheel bearings and there is no play at all. Is it possible to take it apart and clean it from the old grease and repack it with new grease. Is it worth it or must l buy new ones.
Can this type of repair affect the functionality for DSC, ABS?
Is there anybody who have done this for E60 wheel bearing hub.

I would be very grateful if anyone got some info about this.
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They are sealed, and once you pull a bearing...chuck it, I would advise getting new ones, but are you sure its the bearings, how have you diagnosed its them ??
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Hi marti5,
It is the wheel bearings that it bad, that’s for sure. This is the second time l must change the front wheel bearings.

It is just a rumbling sound from the bearing and no play. It cant be impossible to open the bearing and clean it and fill with new grease. Look at the link

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Hi Guys: I recently bought a new 2001 E39. It also had a rumbling noise which I figured out was bad cupping on the tires due to bad struts. It sounded like I was going over rumble strips found on the shoulder of the road.
Anyway, I found all this out after I replaced the bearings. You will need a very powerful impact wrench and the proper air pressure to remove these bolts. the lock tight that the factory used actually begins to bind as you remove the bolts. I once I got them backed out a little, I used a little pb blaster and then worked them in and out with the impact wrench until they eventually came out. I took lots of pictures of the process and replaced the struts, bearings, pads and rotors all at the same time. All very easy.
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Pressing the new bearings on is a critical part of the process... you can't just hammer them on. Don't try to salvage the old bearing; get new ones. Although, if you're doing this yourself, it's just your time, your time is worth something. This is not like swapping out the bearings on the family Ford...it's complicated.
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Pressing the new bearings on is a critical part of the process... you can't just hammer them on. Don't try to salvage the old bearing; get new ones. Although, if you're doing this yourself, it's just your time, your time is worth something. This is not like swapping out the bearings on the family Ford...it's complicated.
The front wheel bearing is bolted on.
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Someone must be the first. l used alot of brake cleaner to clean the bearing. I used a hose that help me to push the greas in.

Now l can hear the other front bearing rumbling must to the other side to.

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