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BMW 335i Rear Wheel Bearing DIY Request
Published by albelopez
05-13-2013
BMW 335i Rear Wheel Bearing DIY Request

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has attempted to do the Rear Wheel Bearing replacement for the 335i. I haven't found a post that shows all the necessary tools for the job. Im fearing I wont have the necessary tools required for the job. Please help if you have some useful information. thanks!
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By KCX_335xi on 05-13-2013, 08:58 AM
Not a DIY in my opinion.... Watched my mechanic do this, and special tools (presses etc.) were required to get the bearing out/in...
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By albelopez on 05-13-2013, 01:48 PM
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what special tools? Maybe I can get those special tools cheap or find some one that can lend them to me.
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By twright on 05-15-2013, 06:58 PM
I have done the rear ones on my 2006 325. Or I should say: I did the left side of mine. I was unable to get the axle loose on the right side and had to pay someone to do that side. Yours should be the same. I used the Utube guide for the E46 models. Its the same as the E90.
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By albelopez on 05-15-2013, 07:42 PM
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Could you post a link?
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By fenixxishot on 07-20-2013, 08:39 PM
You need to take this to a shop as the bearing pullers used to get these out cost more than what you would pay a shop to do it.
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By mapleridge on 09-29-2013, 12:30 PM
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Heres the video for those who were wondering

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By Casca on 10-05-2013, 05:18 PM
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Was just looking and trying to figure it out yesterday. I was under the assumption that it would be really difficult, but that video looks pretty straight forward and easy to do.




Of course you'll need a good breaker bar and @$60 of harbor fright pullers/press if you don't already have something to make it work. Sure you can get by with less $$ on pullers if you're not afraid to hammer on it. Read a post by someone else claiming to have done it with no pullers or press.

http://www.harborfreight.com/46-piec...set-37824.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/bearing...set-93980.html

Not even sure you need either one unless you planning on doing it a bunch of other cars too. Probably just takes a little more effort and time without it, but I don't have first hand experience on it yet. Either way, harbor freight is around the corner from me and the lady at the counter always lets me use the 25% off coupon on my whole purchase. Or I'll just do it at my work where we have like "the ultimate set of tools...", including presses and pullers.

Also, be sure to get an actual penetrate spray...regular WD40 does not qualify for this...and spray all the fasteners with it, let sit and spray again. I usually use PB Blaster but hearing a lot of good things about http://www.amazon.com/WD-40-300007-S...enetrant+spray
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By Casca on 11-10-2013, 07:37 PM
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On that guys install video, I didn't like how he got the bearing the rest of the way in. When you are pressing the bearing into the hub, you're suppose to put pressure on only the outer diameter of the bearing only, otherwise you can do serious damage. Likewise, when you press the spindle through, you're only suppose to put pressure on the inner diameter of the bearing.

Something simple you can do is take your old bearing and gut it and then use it as a part of however you're set up to press the bearing in.

This is my old bearing with the innards out and a bearing driver in the center, sitting on top of the new bearing.



Haven't put the spindle on yet. Maybe tomorrow.
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