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Old 10-30-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default REAR AXLE BEARING INSTALL!

Found this write up on another site. Not done on a ti but should be similar:

http://www.e36-tech.com/forum/bmw-e3...-fix-5150.html
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Cool, that's the rear "wheel bearing" not the "axle bearing" though. Axle bearings are commonly referred to as CV joints
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Yeah, I forgot about those things because this is the first car I've owned that has them. But I'm getting better!
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Okay, finally got everything apart and was in the process of putting new flanges on. I have seen in youtube videos where people get the hubs on far enough where they put the axle nut on and then torque the hubs on like that, but when I tried it the threaded part of the axle was too far back, so I took a piece of wood and tapped the hub on some and put the nut on, but the axle was still far back enough to strip some of the threads on the nut and maybe the axle. I had to buy one new axle, so I test fit the flange on it without the bearing, and it looks like I need to press the flange onto the axle as well. So, two questions: 1.) should I put grease on the axle splines to make the flange go on easier, and 2.) is there a tap and die set somewhere that will let me chase the threads on the axle? I really would hate to have to buy another half shaft!!!
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Cool, that's the rear "wheel bearing" not the "axle bearing" though. Axle bearings are commonly referred to as CV joints

Regional thing, CV joints arn't axle bearings up here..

My book calls the front Wheel bearings and the rear half shaft bearings..

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Remove the trailing arm off and take it to a local NAPA and have them press it on properly. I don't recommend beating it together.
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I have a hydraulic press myself, but I am not sure how to go about putting the whole assembly in there to press the hub in, as there is no room to pass the axle shaft between the support beams. I will have to look at this since now it looks like I have stripped threads on the axle and need to figure out what I'm going to do next. A new shaft is $529 from the local BMW dealership, or $341 from Tischer, or if I want to chance it, I can get a used one on ebay for $100. I am seriously tempted to go with another new one really, just to maintain an even level of maintenance.
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